Burlington Bay: Lake View Park & WTP

Today I fought my cold and went birding in the rain and 50’s°F to look for a Pacific loon reported in the morning. Unfortunately I didn’t find it, but I did find a red-necked grebe on the lake. I walked down to the beach next to the water treatment plant and looked for rocks. After the rain picked up, a red-breasted merganser came into one of the coves. The water is so clear I watched it forage around the rocks underwater before it went back out to deeper water. In trying to get a closer look, I happened upon a lapland longspur at an overlook. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen one in an environment resembling “lapland”! 🙂

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