There was a good report on MD Birding, so I headed to Terrapin this morning.
It was quite windy, but the warblers have definitely arrived. Although there were plenty of them, they remained well hidden in the foliage, for the most part, but I did manage a few decent shots.
A few marsh birds helped make it a good day.
This Azalea is growing in front of my house.
Cornell: “The Lesser Yellowlegs is a slender, long-legged shorebird that readily shows off the brightly colored legs that give it its name. It is an active feeder, often running through the shallow water to chase its prey.”
This is the second Great Crested Flycatcher I’ve seen at Terrapin.
This Carolina Wren was singing along the trail.
Least Sandpipers are still feeding in the marsh pond.
This Downy Woodpecker was foraging alongside the warblers.
This Osprey missed the fish he was hunting.
This may be an Acadian Flycatcher.
It was tough to get a good look at the Magnolia Warblers.
The American Redstart was the dominant warbler today.
Quiet Waters was closed today, so I tried Governor Bridge for a change. In truth, it wasn’t very exciting. Not many birds and very gray skies, but a few birds appeared to make it a decent morning.
Several White Throated Sparrows were foraging in the low bushes.
I saw two Red Shouldered Hawks this morning.
A flock of Dark Eyed Juncos was hanging out with the sparrows.
This Hermit Thrush was very cooperative.