Yesterday afternoon was so beautiful, I couldn’t help but go to Estabrook a second time, and that’s what it took to finally capture some images of the killdeer that I’ve been hearing on the river.
I had an exam to proctor this morning, so I couldn’t go early, but I hurried home as soon as I could, and got out while the weather was still nice. I heard the killdeer again but didn’t see them. Instead, I was treated to this spectacle of eight (8!) buffleheads all swimming together. I could not believe my luck.
Finally, this male hairy woodpecker was uncharacteristically close to the ground for just long enough for me to take this portrait.
I also saw a pied-billed grebe in the distance, but it eluded me this time. Maybe next time.