|Western Meadowlark - 05/07/2018 - Montezuma|
Ann and I spent Monday, May 7 birding around the Montezuma refuge and vicinity. One of the highlights was a Prothonotary Warbler seen singing and carrying nesting material into a nest box.
|Prothonotary Warbler - 05/08/2018 - Montezuma NWR|
|Prothonotary Warbler exiting nest box - 05/07/2018|
On May 8 we did one last quick drive of the wildlife drive at Montezuma before heading back to NYC. One of the highlights was a Ross's Goose (missed the day before) and ten Redheads, also not seen the day before. A breeding plumaged male Ruff seen by other birders on May 6 was not found. Other birds seen over the three days included Trumpeter Swan, Snow Geese,, and other waterfowl, Sandhill Crane, Common Gallinules and Bald Eagles, and a few species of shorebirds. It was a successful and fun few days.
|Common Gallinule - 05/08/2018 - Montezuma NWR|
|pair of Redhead - 05/08/2018 - Montezuma NWR|