More rain last night, but it ended about 6:00 AM, so I headed off to Greenbury and Possum Points in the near Fall like temperatures. Possum Point was slow, and Greenbury wasn’t much better until I was leaving, when I found a few nice birds among the goldenrod that still blooms in abundance.
Sunrise is often very colorful on the Chesapeake Bay.
A Mallard drake and hen enjoy dawn’s early light.
This Red Bellied Woodpecker is also an early riser.
This is my old reliable ’96 Ranger, parked at Possum Point.
This pair of House Finches may be planning the day’s activities.
This Eastern Bluebird may remain here for the Winter, or migrate a few miles South.
Chipping Sparrows will often pose patiently.
The yellow supercilium (Line above the eye) makes this an Eastern Palm Warbler as opposed to the Westerns I frequently see at Greenbury Point.
I’m trying to think of a good reason to post this Blackpoll Warbler, who fled just as I was pressing the shutter.
I believe this is a Blackpoll Warbler, but I’m checking.
I don’t recall seeing a Double Crested Cormorant out of the water before.
I had no idea what this bird was until I found a molting Juvenile Bronze Headed Cowbird (Juvenile) in Sibley’s.
I saw several Eastern Phoebes today.
This seems to be a first Winter Chestnut Sided Warbler.
I see a lot of Chickadees, but they don’t often pose this well.
I watched this Magnolia Warbler flitting around in the goldenrod for twenty minutes before I could get a good shot.