Debbie W. at Terrapin Nature Center

My friend Debbie met me early at Terrapin Nature Center where I wanted to show off this wonderful resource, and it was a bit disappointing. We had perfect weather, but the birds just weren’t cooperating. We did have a good walk, though, and I got a few decent pictures. Birding is like that sometimes.


Many Cardinals were enjoying the fine weather.

Red Shouldered Hawk

Debbie spotted this Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on a fence at some distance, whereupon he flew to this post in the middle of a field.

Red Shouldered Hawk

He sat there, seeming quite contented, so I asked Debbie to walk toward him so I could get a flight shot. She got amazingly close.

Red Shouldered Hawk

Eventually, he flew back to the fence he started from.


This Flicker took pity and posed for us.

Downy Woodpecker

It’s always a treat to watch the acrobatics of a Downy Woodpecker.

White Breasted Nuthatch

The White Breasted Nuthatch has a very distinctive call, but is often hard to find.

Pine Siskin

This Pine Siskin is the first I’ve been able to photograph.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

The Red Bellied Woodpecker is also a decent acrobat.

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Juncos are still easily found in the park.