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.
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 Kinglets are still present in large numbers, and this one is showing us his crown.
Large flocks of Canada Geese fly over the park regularly.
I saw many hawks today, and this one appears to be a Red Tailed Hawk.
This Red Breasted Merganser is still hanging out with his Ruddy Duck friends.
Great Blue Herons will often fly away when a photographer is present, but this one was quite cooperative.
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.
This immature Bald Eagle was one of 6 or 7 I saw flying over the park.
I was surprised to see this Red Breasted Nuthatch.
This adult Bald Eagle landed in a distant tree.
A small flock of Dark Eyed Juncos was foraging at the edge of the marsh pond.
This Black Vulture seemed to be resting.
This White Throated Sparrow will probably stay for the Winter.
If you spend any time in the woods, you’ll hear the distinct call of the Carolina Wren.
This Purple Finch struck a fortuitous pose.
I’ve been looking for the elusive Brown Creeper for quite some time.