Bald Knob NWR 5/22/2010

I debated over whether I should go to Belted Kingfisher or not Saturday morning since I had just been there Thursday evening and it had been clear since but in the end I went.  The Sun was shining and it was much less busy than it had been Thursday evening.  Far fewer birds, no terns at all.  However, even so I managed some first of seasons. I saw two Ruddy Turnstone, one Baird’s Sandpiper, and one White-rumped Sandpiper.  I also got a great look at a Yellow-breasted Chat (see pictures) and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird through my spotting scope.  The spotting scope did not succeed in turning him into a Black-chinned Hummingbird though.

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