Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bailey Tract - morning stroll

I've been enjoying the beautiful weather we're having lately - the fall is here and the birds are arriving - it's a great time to be out there.
A few of my feathered friends seen at the Bailey Tract lately...
A Wilson Snipe was spotted next to the trail - probably because the ponds are filled with water with no room for the Wilson to stand.

Not the greatest photo - but what an opportunity to see the size difference between the Mourning Dove and the Common Ground Dove.

Please excuse my camera setting - the White-eyed Vireo is usually not that buttery.

There are so many Common Yellow-throat right now, they chirp away in the early morning and barely stopping as I try to capture their beautiful spirit.

The Grey Catbirds have landed overnight it seems - quite noticeable visually and audibly.

A beautiful pair of Mottle Ducks.

The Pileated Woodpecker gets noticed and for good reason.

A Blue-winged Teal seen following the pair of Mottled Ducks....look how much smaller it is.

And you just never know who is going to land at the Bailey Tract - this Roseate Spoonbill was quite welcomed.

He makes a nice greeter by the gate, don't you think? 
A young Anhinga drying its wings in between fishing dips at the Ani Pond.

The air was still and the water made for a nice reflection.

This just made for a beautiful morning at the Bailey Tract, as I headed out a House Wren waved me on - I got good views through my bins but the camera does not do him justice, maybe next time.


  1. I love the way you captured the reflection in the water of the anhinga. I however partial to the gate keeper😊