Mays Point Observation Deck
The day began at 51˚ and sunny so made the decision to go birding.
First stop, Muckrace Flats. As usual this location did not disappoint. Along with Greater Yellowlegs and a Wood Duck were several Red-winged Blackbirds and Green-winged Teal.
Next stop, Deep Muck. In the parking lot were a couple from Baldwinsville. They were practicing with their cameras in preparation for a trip to Magee Marsh. From the deck I observed a Cormorant and a Great Blue Heron.
The third stop, Martens Tract, provided the days entertainment. There the Tree Swallows and the Eastern Bluebirds were battling over nesting boxes.
Driving onto Carncross Road came upon Dave Nutter and Ann Mitchell. They pointed out a flock of Pectoral Sandpipers behind a group of Caspian Terns.
At Mays Point the NYS employees were working on the flood control dam on the Clyde River. Due to their activity the Rock Pigeons were forced into the Mays Point marsh.
Stopping at the Mays Point Observation Deck viewed the Juvenile Bald Eagle with a group of six lady birders. When they left, two young girls who had been fishing joined me for a brief conversation about bullheads.
Another great day for birding.