Bald Eagles at Terrapin Nature Park

With the change to standard time, the Sun is rising earlier, which suits my early rising nature. I went to Terrapin Nature Park on a beautiful day and immediately starting seeing Bald Eagles in much larger numbers than usual. Hawks were also abundant, and I found a Red Breasted Nuthatch and a Brown Creeper, A good day.

Ruddy Duck

This Ruddy Duck and his small flock were in the same spot as a couple of days ago, and the Red Breasted Merganser was still with them. I wonder if that’s unusual?

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Ruby Crowned Kinglets are still present in large numbers, and this one is showing us his crown.

Canada Goose

Large flocks of Canada Geese fly over the park regularly.

Red Tailed Hawk

I saw many hawks today, and this one appears to be a Red Tailed Hawk.

Red Breasted Merganser

This Red Breasted Merganser is still hanging out with his Ruddy Duck friends.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons will often fly away when a photographer is present, but this one was quite cooperative.

Bald Eagle

This Bald Eagle is in a tree overlooking the marsh pond, where I have often seen Vultures. I very nearly passed him by, as Vultures are so common. I’m glad I stopped to look, as it’s the first time I’ve seen an eagle in a tree.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

This immature Bald Eagle was one of 6 or 7 I saw flying over the park.

Red Breasted Nuthatch

I was surprised to see this Red Breasted Nuthatch.

Bald Eagle

This adult Bald Eagle landed in a distant tree.

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Junco

A small flock of Dark Eyed Juncos was foraging at the edge of the marsh pond.

Black Vulture

This Black Vulture seemed to be resting.

White Throated Sparrow

This White Throated Sparrow will probably stay for the Winter.

Carolina Wren

If you spend any time in the woods, you’ll hear the distinct call of the Carolina Wren.

Purple Finch

This Purple Finch struck a fortuitous pose.

Brown Creeper

I’ve been looking for the elusive Brown Creeper for quite some time.