Migration In Full Swing At Eldridge Park

This is literally one of my favorite times of the year for photogrpahy.

You can show up to your local park and you never know what you might see.

Why is that exactly?

It is migration season.

Birds who spend the spring and summer in our region are returning to our area. You never really know when they are going to show up.

Then there are birds that migrate through our area and fly even farther north for the breeding season.

Today at Eldridge Park I saw our usual Mallards, Canada Geese, and gulls.

There was a large flock of Double Crested Cormorants on the lake.

The Osprey returning to our area made two appearances.

There was a small mixed flock of birds hanging out in the middle of the pond. I never got great looks, but there were Bufflehead, Scaup, and Pied Billed Grebe. There was even a bird I have never seen before.

That’s right a lifer bird without even leaving town. Thanks to migration season.

I got my first look at a White-Winged Scoter. Always exciting to see a new living creature.

I also saw a Bald Eagle catch a fish for the first time.

So many things to see. All a 10 minute drive from my home.

If this sounds fun. Now is the perfect time. I am bringing back my Migratory Birding Photography Workshop. Click the link and sign up to have a fun day watching and photographing birds.

Bald Eagle catching fish at Eldridge Lake

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