Odds and Evens

Although the sheer number of birds found at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge makes the biggest impression on visitors, I’m always amazed at how many different species can be found throughout the year, species I rarely see elsewhere.

Hidden behind all the Northern Pintails, Northern Shovelers, and Greater White-Fronted Geese were at least three pairs of Ringed-Neck Ducks, 

a Cowbird, which Leslie shot,

a small flock of Lesser Goldfinch, a first for me,

and several Black-necked Stilts (another of Leslie’s shots).

Of course, we also saw other birds like Dowitchers, Yellowlegs, etc., but I want to move on to the second part of the day — tomorrow.

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