I belong to a Facebook group sponsored by the AA Bird Club, and when they announced a trip to Bacon Ridge (Near the old Crownsville State Hospital) I invited myself along, and I’m glad I did. Dan Haas, birder extraordinaire, led the group, and showed us some wonderful spots, full of migrants and native birds. I got to meet some of the members, whom I only knew through Facebook posts, and we all enjoyed a 4 hour trek. I haven’t looked at all the images yet, but I think there are a few good ones.
A very handsome bird. Here’s the Wikipedia entry:
“Adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. They have an orange-red eyering. The chicks are patterned almost identically to the adults, and are precocial — able to move around immediately after hatching. The Killdeer frequently uses a “broken wing act” to distract predators from the nest. It is named onomatopoeically after its cry
This Western Palm Warbler was hanging out near one of the ponds.
This appears to be a juvenile Eastern Phoebe, a first for me.
This Northern Flicker posed patiently.
This may be a Bay Breasted Warbler.
I’m calling this an Eastern Wood Peewee.
This Magnolia Warbler was one of many warblers we saw in the swampy area at the base of Mount Everest. I was unable to capture most of them as they were very fast and often deep in the trees.
I’ve seen several Black and White Warblers. but this is my best photo of one by far.
I couldn’t get this American Redstart in focus, but I like this bird so I’m posting it anyway.