We had 3 inches of rain overnight, and there was a tornado watch until 9:00 this morning. The skies cleared mid-morning, but the temperature stayed in the low 40s with 30 mile per hour wind gusts. After doing some house maintenance chores this morning, I headed out early afternoon around 1:15 to see what the northwest winds might have blown in.
Most of the smaller birds were staying close to the brush, and I did not venture into heavily wooded areas because large falling branches were still a concern. However, I did manage to see 20 species in less than two hours.
Great Blue Heron
The was a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on my street, and a female near the pond at Rodes Farm. Although Mallards are not that unusual here, there was a flock of 22 of them on the pond there.
male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker