I headed out early to Terrapin Nature Park and had a pretty good day. It was very cloudy, and some photos suffered for it, but I got a few birds I hadn’t seen before, so that’s OK with me.
This warbler is a male American Redstart and I’ve been looking for one for quite a while. The poor light prevents us from seeing his full glory.
My first Veery. A definite migrant.
I’m not sure which Warbler this is, but I’m working on it.
Another unknown warbler.
Several Snowy Egrets were foraging in the marsh pond. This is the first time I’ve seen them here.
You’ll often see Black Vultures drying their wings like this.
The Red Eyed Vireo has a distinctive song that he repeats very often. I have spent a lot of time chasing these birds in distant treetops, so it’s nice when one is more cooperative.
A fellow birder pointed out this distant Bald Eagle who was chasing an Osprey. I need to look up more often in open areas like this.
A fellow birder told me this is a Forster’s Tern. (Thanks, Mark).