More good weather was predicted today-clear skies and high around 50, so I went to Terrapin Nature Park to see what else might have dropped in lately.
I arrived a little after 7:00 and headed for the marsh pond, where I was greeted by a Bald Eagle. Many hawks were hunting, and I got a good luck at a very nice buck, so it was a good day.
I could wish for better light and a closer look, but it’s still a Bald Eagle.
This Bald Eagle is a juvenile.
I haven’t seen a Brown Thrasher for a while.
I often pass by Black Vultures, but I liked the ominous pose.
White Throated Sparrows have migrated and are plentiful.
The Tufted Titmouse is a common bird, but they don’t often pose so well.
It’s often difficult to get a good image of a Red Tailed Hawk when they fly right over your head.
Downy Woodpeckers often work hard for a meal.
This appears to be an Eastern Phoebe, and he should have migrated South a few weeks ago.
This Buck seemed fairly calm when he saw me. He appears to be shorter than most I’ve seen.
This Palm Warbler also seems to be a late migrant.
This Ruby Crowned Kinglet is showing us his red “Crown”, which is uncommon.
A rainy morning, combined with work requirements kept me in most of the day, but I made a quick afternoon trip to the footbridge at Truxtun Park to see what was around. It was quite slow, with only a few Mallards and the usual Sparrows and Chickadees, etc. but a Red Tailed Hawk flew by and provided me a decent look.
This is an immature bird, as the red tail is not well defined. The bulging crop suggests he’s just eaten.