I knew it was going to be an exciting day as a Northern Harrier passed by as I stepped out of my car. In the parking area, you could hear the wonderful melody of the Eastern Meadowlark, and I quickly spotted several nearby. My son and I enjoyed their song for a bit before heading down the trail.
Moccasin Island Tract
The Northern Harrier passed by a few more times. There were numerous Sandhill Cranes out foraging in the muddy, open fields.
There was a flock of hundreds of Glossy and White Ibis that continuously relocated to various sections of the field. It was quite a sight!
A Great Blue Heron landed just ahead of us on the trail.
|Great Blue Heron|
We ended the day we three more raptor sightings!! A Red-shouldered Hawk, a Merlin and an American Kestrel were all perched in various trees along the drive out.
Here are a few more pictures of the area, taken on previous trips.