Yes, I've been distracted from birds for a while now, but I'm returning. With the sighting of a Ruff at Clarence Cannon NWR north of St. Louis today, and mud flats developing nicely on the Aldrich arm of Stockton, I can't wait to get out there. So, I probably set out on my newly freed up Mondays.
Last week was a teaser. I'd like to find some shorebirds. Here's a couple photos from a trip Marvin and I took last Sunday.A ratty looking Painted Bunting at the Willard Quarry.