After a quick trip to stock up on Thanksgiving goodies, I traveled to Wooton’s Landing for another look at this very promising park. It has extensive marsh area, and borders the Patuxent River, so the habitat is quite varied. Still, it was quite slow today. I did see a couple of hawks who wouldn’t pose, and a Belted Kingfisher taking a break. I made a quick stop at Truxtun Park on the way home and got a couple of decent pictures.
An early appointment kept me from getting out until 100:00 or so, but I left for Sandy Point under mostly sunny skies with an optimistic outlook.
A few minutes into the park, optimism was fading fast. There are plenty of birds, including large flocks of Dark Eyed Juncos, Sparrow, woodpeckers and gulls, but other birds aren’t around in any numbers. I walked the entire perimeter of the park with very little success.
Sandy Point Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was built in 1883.
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