Despite a persistent rain, the Harrier Meadow nature walk on Friday attracted three hardy birders, 28 species of birds and plenty of earthworms soaking up the gloom.
No Harrier walk would be complete without a Northern Harrier (above).
Over 90 minutes, we saw our first Barn Swallow of the year, our first Eastern Phoebe, several Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and a multitude of (way too skittish) ducks.
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Birding photographer Dave Rotondi took a sequence of photos of a Great Egret having a meal in DeKorte Park recently.
(That's a female Common Merg in the foreground.)
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