Vermillion Flycatcher at St. Marks 12-19-11
- I went to St. Marks yesterday to find the Cinnamon Teal and Vermillion Flycatcher. Well, I found the Vermillion with ease halfway down Stony Bayou 2 on the south side of the dike. But I had no luck though with the Cinnamon Teal. I looked at every duck but to no avail. Idid see Glossy and Wghite-faced Ibis in Stony 2, Widgeons, BW Teal, GW Teal, Shoveles and Bufflehead and many Coots. The first Ibis photo has both a White-faced and glossy in the same frame, the White-faced with the red eye and facial skin is in front. I also saw a Snow Goose at Stony 2. I saw many Horned Grebe and a Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrow at the lighthouse and many more ducks and Red-breasted and Hooded Mergansers there also.
I then went to Mashes Point and Bottoms Rd and Alligator Pt and racked up on Wilson's Plovers, Am. Oystercatchers, more Horned Grebes and Mergansers. At the end of Bottoms Rd I also saw at a distance what I thought was a Common Loon but when I put the scope to it I noticed a thin bill of a grebe instead of the large thick bill of a loon. I think it might have been a Western Grebe but cannot be positive. It was way to far up the coast for the camera. Here are a few photos from yesterdays trip.
White-faced Ibis vs Glossy Ibis
Snow Goose (diagnostic photo from 300yards)
Northern Shovelers (girls club)