A Pair of Indigo Buntings

I had planned a trip to Terrapin Nature Park, but it was a dark and gloomy day with the threat of rain, so I decided to stick close to home.
I went to the Nature Center at USNA and explored an area I hadn’t spent much time in previously. It’s the Easternmost trail, and there’s an abandoned tree farm which looked promising.

Eastern Kingbird

This Eastern Kingbird was on the highest plant in the area, and pretty much ignored my presence.

Eastern Wood Peewee

This Eastern Wood Peewee was deep in a copse of small trees, and my lens is too slow too dig him out, so I finally remembered the camera has a flash. Not a great shot, but better than it would have been.

Indigo Bunting

I saw this Indigo Bunting or a friend, all morning.

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

This Indigo Bunting and his mate (Above) followed me for quite some distance as I wandered through the orchard. I presume I was near their nest.

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

This is the first time I’ve seen an Orchard Oriole in an orchard.


I saw several juvenile Bluebirds, some of whom appeared to be playing tag.

Chipping Sparrow

This pair of Chipping Sparrows was very actively foraging in the tall grass.


Black Crow, gray day, dead tree. What’s not to like?


Mockingbirds are always willing to pose.


I believe this is a juvenile Starling.