Although I wasn't meeting my group until 10, I arrived early so I could see what was around in order to decide when to take my group. It didn't take long to see that we were going to have a great day at Goose Pond. I hadn't quite made it to the property when a Red-headed Woodpecker flew across the road and perched close enough for me to click off a couple quick shots. I scouted a few more areas and then headed to meet up with my group. Although they were all new birders, they were excited to get out and see new birds!
|It's always a highlight to see Red-headed Woodpeckers.|
|There were many Green-winged Teal around and the species was one of the favorites my group got to see!|
|There weren't very many American Wigeon found during our trip.|
|We had great views of many Northern Pintail including some males in beautiful breeding plumage!|
|One of my favorite parts of the early spring at Goose Pond is the huge number of American White Pelicans that migrate through the area.|
It was a wonderful day to be in the field with sunny skies, warm temperatures, and lots of birds!