A Windy Evening - 22 Apr 2021
Winds were blowing out the southwest this evening so the bike ride at Pt. Mouillee was a tough one. White-caps were on the interior units so there were few opportunities for photographing waterfowl along the Middle Causeway. I'd settle for fly-by Forster's Terns and Caspian Terns.
A small flock of Blue-winged Teal blasted by and circled for a quick pic or two.
I was hoping to see a Long-billed Dowitcher but dipped. I was hoping to see an Eared Grebe in the Humphries Unit but dipped. I was also hoping to see an American Avocet but dipped yet again. I barely had to pedal as I headed east toward the Banana Unit and knew that this spelled trouble for the ride back to the car.
As expected the North Causeway was a rough and slow ride. I turned back south along the west dike of the Long Pond Unit and took solace in flushing a few Wilson's Snipe from the shoreline. A Sora a few days ago was seen in a similar manner. I spent some time attempting to photograph the flushing Blue-winged Teal and Northern Shovelers.