Let's start with what I've been up to for the last 2 weeks.
I attended the WSO Sheboygan field trip where I picked up several species of ducks for the year and finally added Harlequin Duck to my USA list! Also had a few Glaucous Gulls and 3 Red-throated Loons.
Fast forward, I birded Columbia County with one of my friends. We quickly discovered that Okee Bay on Lake Wisconsin is an excellent Gull spot right now. we picked up 6 species of gulls including two of my nemesis gulls. Iceland and Thayer's!! We also had 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls among all the Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. We had found a Bonaparte's earlier in the day along with all 5 WI Geese in one field.
Jump to this past Sat, I and some friends attended the WSO Columbia county trip. It was a fun trip. Had about 30 cars in the caravan. We found all 5 WI Geese and my year American Pipit!
I had to cut out early, but managed to get back to Okee Bay later in the afternoon where I managed to find my 7th species of Gull for the day!! I had 1st cycle Iceland, 1st cycle and adult Thayer's, 2nd cycle Glaucous, adult Lesser Black-backed, Ring-billed and Herring all within 5 minutes of each other. A single winter adult Bonaparte's from earlier in the day provided 7 gulls for the day.
Had a Richland County Bird and Nature club field trip yesterday. We found a bunch of Ducks at Bakken's pond and both Yellowlegs together.
Otherwise, nothing too spectacular going on right now. I've been working on finding a car. Not easy let me tell you. I found a pretty nice Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, but it had some engine problem. Actually thought it was going to die on me once. Not good for a trip to AZ.
Anyway, til next time, Happy Birding!