Bald Knob NWR 7/10/2010

Karen Holliday, Samantha Dixon, and I birded Bald Knob NWR Saturday morning.  We had a pretty good morning with 54 species of bird and about ten otters.  We birded the flooded fields around the grain silos plus the swampy area to west of same.  We had some unusual out-of-season birds like Snow Goose (1), Northern Shoveler (2), Northern Pintail (5), and Green-winged Teal (1) but the best birds of the day for me were first of year Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, and Forster’s Tern.  We also saw Long-billed Dowitcher, Black-necked Stilt, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, White Ibis, and all of the common egrets and herons.

Below are some pictures, I hope you enjoy them.

Black-crowned Nigh-Heron

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Herons/Black-crowned-Night-Heron-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4218

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Herons/Black-crowned-Night-Heron-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4213

Forster’s Tern

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Gulls/Forsters-Tern-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4325

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Gulls/Forsters-Tern-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4320

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Gulls/Forsters-Tern-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4321

Green Heron

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Herons/Green-Heron-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4195

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Herons/Green-Heron-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4194

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Herons/Green-Heron-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4191

Killdeer

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Shorebirds/Killdeer-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4305

http://jamesdixon.us/gallery/index.php/Birds/Shorebirds/Killdeer-Bald-Knob-NWR-July-2010-4314

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