|Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (immature)|
Bamber Lake occasionally attracts some waterfowl in the winter and because it is formed from damming part of Cedar Creek, its water moves so it doesn't all freeze over that quickly. It looked pretty bleak when I first got there, but I heard the swans and then, scanning, found them on the far side of the lake with Canada Geese. I walked up Good Luck Road to get a better look at them and turned up some passerines along the way. The best was an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the only year bird of the day. I heard it hammering while looking at a mixed flock of chickadees, siskins, and finches and was surprised I found it so quickly. I can go long intervals between sapsuckers, so it is the Bird of the Day.
|Tundra swans and Canada Geese.|