A gray and ugly day threatening rain, so I decided to stay close to home. I got to Possum Point early, then went to the Nature Center. This afternoon I stopped at Truxtun Park for a couple of hours. A good day, and the rain was very brief.
This Osprey has found a good sized fish for breakfast.
This Great Blue Heron was in a tree near the boat ramp.
I see Chipping Sparrows more often at the Nature Center than anywhere else.
I haven’t seen many Baltimore Orioles, so this first year bird was a treat.
This is a truth telling blog, and the truth is that Cardinals, like all birds, molt.
A distant Yellow Warbler.
This Goldfinch was foraging with a companion.
Notice how low in the water this Double Crested Cormorant sits.
When he’s ready to leave, the Double Crested Cormorant springs directly from the water.
There are so many Mockingbirds I often pass them by, but this was a perfect pose.
The Great Crested Flycatcher is a favorite of mine.
I’m calling this a Prairie Warbler for now.
Eastern Kingbirds are still plentiful.
The Starling isn’t an attractive bird, but there are many of them.
Everybody likes a Chickadee.
You can see here why the Northern Flicker used to be known as “Yellow Shafted.”
I’m calling this a Magnolia Warbler until corrected.
You can get a good look at the Osprey’s serious talons here.
This Great Blue Heron flew in while I was standing around, so I waited to see what would happen.
So then, he went after a fish.
And he caught a nice size shad.
After some judicious juggling, he got it turned around and swallowed it.
And then he flew off.