The CMBO Wednesday morning walk at the point was very interesting today, as we were clearly beyond the point of no return for winter birds! Ducks reached a new low for the year, with no sign of any wigeons (of any species!) but a nice scattering of Blue-winged Teal in their place. A goodly number of Turkey Vultures soared ever higher over the bay before heading back over our heads and at least three Ospreys fished the ponds and gave great views. A shiny-white pair of Forster's Terns graced Bunker Pond and we enjoyed wonderful close views of a nice batch of hirundines, that included Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow and Purple Martin. For a while they were also joined by a Chimney Swift which raced round within just a few yards of us. Brown Thrashers put on a magnificent show, an Eastern Towhee briefly flirted with us and a fine adult Bald Eagle circled in the distance. Six White-tailed Deer and a Muskrat ensured that we continued the now expected Wednesday morning mammal fest!
The full list for the morning can be found on our Field Trip Reports page.