We had another near perfect morning, even though it was somewhat breezy with occasional clouds. I got to Terrapin early, and noticed lots of small birds right away. I walked the beach path, then spent most of my time in the marsh ponds and the adjacent field, which was accommodating hundreds of sparrows, juncos and kinglets. I was anticipating the arrival of a hawk to this potential feast, and he showed up.
A wonderful day.
This Palm Warbler was a welcome change from all the sparrows.
I'm always glad to see a Red Bellied Woodpecker.
White Throated Sparrows in good light are as attractive as any bird.
This Mockingbird was enjoying a nice feast.
I only seem to get juvenile White Crowned Sparrows, no adults.
I only saw Chipping Sparrows near the beach.
There were dozens of Ruby Crowned Kinglets feeding frantically everywhere in the park.
There were still plenty of bugs for this Eastern Phoebe to eat.
I almost overlooked this Field Sparrow mixed in with the other sparrows.
This Lincoln's Sparrow is a first for me.
This Dark Eyed Junco is for my sister.
It was tricky to capture this Snowy Egret, who was well back in the corner of the pond.
There was a single Snowy Egret in the marsh pond.
This Cooper's Hawk had hundreds of birds to choose from.