The Purple Martins are Leaving

Cloudy and a bit gloomy this morning, so I went back to Possum Point in order to be close to home if I got rained out. I’m also hoping to start seeing some migrating birds, but nothing has shown up yet.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is readily visible from Possum Point, and I frequently take a few shots.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron in Flight

This Great Blue Heron was fishing right at the point, and I frightened him off, but managed to get this quick shot.

Double Crested Cormorant



A large flock of Starlings flew continuously over the Nature Center.

Double Crested Cormorant

I see Double Crested Cormorants occasionally at Possum Point, but there were several fishing and flying over the last couple of days.


There’s something interesting in the way the Crow’s body shape matches the curve of the limb.

Purple Martin

There were far fewer Purple Martins than yesterday, but I assume the others have begun the flight South.

House Finch

House Finch

House Finch

This House Finch has found a very nice breakfast.

Carolina Wren

This Carolina Wren was singing a very (To me) peculiar song.



This very small (And, I assume, young) deer stayed in the area for over half an hour.


This shabby looking Cardinal must be molting.


The Goldfinches will be leaving soon also.


There were several Bluebird juveniles flying in and out of this nesting box, and it’s not much of a stretch to guess they were born there.

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbirds often sit very still, but if you wait long enough they’ll give you a decent pose.