|Fall colors at Lake Wichita Park|
Fall has finally arrived in our area. The temperature was in the 40s and it was a little overcast, but no wind, so a great day to be outside birding. We have a little color in the trees now.
|Common yellowthroat. Photo by M. Nazelrod. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons|
Anotther favorite was the marsh wren. It is not uncommon to have one in the winter. However, I was able to see a total of four, and I am pretty sure there were others in the reeds, because they were chattering up a storm.
A large raft of 20 pied-billed grebes was on the barrow pit. I don't usually see that many together. And a Wilson's snipe rounded out the day. There were a lot of sparrows in the brushy areas--I hope they all turn up again in a couple of weeks.
Here is a complete list from this morning:
Great blue heron
Eurasian collared dove
All-in-all, a great hour and a half on the Chat Trail.