Common Tern at Terrapin Nature Park

Clear skies this morning convinced me to try Terrapin. It was a good choice. Terns, Herons, Swallows and Muskrats were  out in numbers.

Bugs are still scarce, but I didn’t spend a lot of time looking.

Marsh Pond 5


Marsh Pond 4

The southern marsh pond. Taken with my cell phone.

Feather 100

I’m not sure what bird lost this feather.

Muskrat 7


Muskrat 6

I don’t often get this close to a muskrat.

Belted Kingifsher 116

I just barely caught this Belted Kingfisher as he flew across the marsh.

Green Heron 117

Green Heron 116

Green Herons have been abundant at Terrapin recently.


Red Winged Blackbird 114 Red Winged Blackbird 112


Red Winged Blackbird 113

Red Winged Blackbirds were very active today.


Wood Duck 264


Wood Duck 265

Wood Ducks were very abundant this Spring.

Caspian Tern 125 Caspian Tern 124 Caspian Tern 123 Caspian Tern 122


Caspian Tern 126

Common Terns were fishing in both marsh ponds.

Bee 214 Bee 213 Dragonfly 59


Insect 752

Today’s bugs.