I stopped by RPWR for a short visit. This post has some photographs.
I got to RPWR at about 7:30 AM on Saturday morning and spent about an hour and a half. It was a nice morning.
The Wilson’s Warblers show up here as migrants in the spring and in the fall. I was slowly getting closer and taking pictures when a jogger and her dog came by and scared the bird off.
American Avocets are pretty common at RPWR year round, but this is the first time I’ve photographed them. They must be nesting, because when I was at the edge of the pond photographing, they would fly at me at full speed while calling, and come very close to me, then circle around and land in the pond. They did this quite a few times. I tried to get pictures while they were flying at me, but it was difficult because the profile was small and I couldn’t get the focus to track them. I included one picture that’s not real sharp, but gives the idea.
The Song Sparrows are very common here year round, but I haven’t photographed them before. This one was singing his heart out.
Here are the pictures: