Today was my monthly counting day at Lake Murray. I saw some new types of birds today.
One bird I saw was a canvasback. I think it's been years since I've seen one there.
I saw this hummingbird acting very different than all the Anna's hummingbirds in the area. Instead of singing and fighting, she basically scolded everyone and chirped aggressively. I thought maybe it was a Costa's as they are seen from time to time in the area, so I took a photo to make sure. But, when I got home, I noticed that the undersides were a pale orange. I think it's a calliope hummingbird, but it's a little too big. It's possibly a Allen's or rufous hummingbird.
Here are the last of the gadwalls this year.
Pepper ran up to me as soon as I called him and posed for his picture.
Quacker was standing on an overturned boat at the dock, but was nowhere to be seen later on.
I found 15 vultures all around where I last saw Spoonface (Bossy). I think they just like that spot and weren't there because anything was dead.