Pine Warbler at Patuxent Refuge

Another cool, dry morning beckoned, so I set out for Patuxent National Wildlife Refugee around 6:30 AM and was birding by 7:15. All that traffic reminded me of why I dropped out in the 80s and never looked back.
Even though it looked promising, the birding was slow, and I went over to North Tract and Greenbury point before calling it a day.

Canada Goose

This Canada Goose had Lake Redd all to himself.

Great Blue Heron

This Great Blue Heron, on the hunt, appears to be a juvenile.

Pine Warbler

This Pine Warbler was one of a very active flock.


There are still many Bluebirds at the refuge, and other places I’ve been.

Double Crested Cormorant

This old piling at Possum Point is often occupied by a Double Crested Cormorant.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

This Chipping Sparrow was part of a large flock of House Finches and Sparrows foraging in the grass.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron in Flight

I startled this Great Blue Heron at Possum Point, and he flew back in my direction.