Tri Colored Heron at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

I started at Terrapin Nature Park this morning, and it was unusually slow, so I moved on to CBEC after an hour or so, which has had some good birds recently. The rumors were true, with many wading birds, sandpipers and my very first Tri Colored Heron.

Barn Swallow 28

I was lucky to catch this Barn Swallow in such a nice pose.

Forster's Tern 103

Two Forster’s Terns were fishing in the marsh pond at Terrapin.

Common Tern 134

I have no idea what’s stuck on the beak of this Common Tern.

Common Tern 138

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Common Tern 137

These Common Terns were also at Terrapin.

Greater Yellowlegs 100

I think this is a Greater Yellowlegs.

Brown Thrasher 105

I don’t often see a Brown Thrasher on the ground.

Green Heron 125

Green Heron 126

This Green Heron posed just right to show off his coloration.

Snowy Egret 140

A flock of 14 Snowy Egrets flew overhead.

Snowy Egret 141

Egrets 1

Look closely to see the Tri Colored Heron mixed in with the Snowy Egrets.

Snowy Egret 142

I don’t recall seeing this many Snowy Egrets in one place.

Tri Colored Heron 1

Tri Colored Heron 2

This Tri Colored Heron is a first for me.


This very young deer watched me through the fence and never moved.