We had a couple of days of rain, so It was good to be able to get out again.
I’ve hard of some nice bird at Bombay Hook, so I left Annapolis around 5:00 AM and got to Bombay Hook at 6:30. There’s very little traffic at that hour.
The morning was quite sunny, but the resident birds were staying well out in the marsh and it was tough to get good images.
Most of the ducks (Shovelers, Pintails, Teal, Mallards) were young or females. I suppose that’s standard for Fall migration. There were very few Sandpipers, which is probably because the water was quite high.
Hopefully, there’ll be more variety soon.
A lake at Bombay Hook.
Northern Pintails were in every pool.
This Turkey Vulture seemed to be drying his wings.
I found only one Greater Yellowlegs.
This Bald Eagle is probably in his first year.
Many juvenile White Crowned Sparrows were in the field across from the visitor center.
Only a few Great Egrets are still hanging around.
Black Ducks seem to favor Bombay Hook.
Most of the American Avocets were too far away for photos.
Many Mallards were feeding in the marsh.
Most of the Northern Shovelers were females or juveniles.