Killer day in the swamp yesterday....adding 6 new yardbirds including a save by Skye Haas; I went to the mailbox without my bins (what was I thinking?) and looked up to see 2 Wood Ducks winging past....Skye was fondling himself in the backyard but heard my confirmation plea in time to raise his bins and bring it home.....
The real shocker though was a Barn Swallow among the ranks of 40+ Tree Swallows that descended from the sky into the marsh in early evening -- it seems early for that baby to emerge from hibernation. I undoubtably also had a Blue-wing Teal in with a group of Green-winged Teal but it was early enough to make me pause...I'll look for it today.
here are the for-sures (in order)
Great Blue Heron