I went back to the Eastern Shore this morning, in hopes of finding some wading birds, and had a little luck. Previous year’s photos suggest they start appearing about this time, and it appears to be so.
The BC Night Heron is the first record for this bird at Terrapin!
CBEC was a little slow, but I’m going back soon, and I’ll bet things improve rapidly.
This Great Egret was the only wading bird at CBEC.
This Orchard Oriole was also at CBEC.
A flock of 8 Snowy Egrets flew over at Terrapin.
This Red Winged Blackbird is a female.
I found three Green Herons at CBEC.
I didn’t realize this Great Blue Heron had caught a snake until I uploaded the image.
Belted Kingfishers have been very scarce this year.
It was still a little dark when I found this Black Crowned Night Heron.
This Turtle was crossing the path at Terrapin.
It’s been a very slow few days. I’ve managed to get out each day, but lousy weather and a lack of birds didn’t give me much to post. I tried Artemesia today, and ran into Graeme. We circled the area for a few hours and didn’t really do all that well, but I’m posting what I’ve found lately.
I expect things to pick up very soon.
Views of Lake Artemesia.
It wasn’t easy to catch up to this Eastern Kingbird.
This Cardinal was singing loudly.
This Catbird was at Schoolhouse Pond yesterday.
I’ve seen fewer Red Eyed Vireos than in previous years.
This Great Blue Heron was at Governor Bridge.
A not very good Blue Jay.
This Chickadee was foraging right in front of us.
I don’t recall getting a Mockingbird in flight before.
These Great Crested Flycatchers were having a dispute of some kind.
I found this Red Winged Blackbird at Terrapin.
The first Great Egret of the year at Artemesia.
This Snapping Turtle was at Schoolhouse Pond yesterday.
Heat and humidity are making for short days lately. It’s hard to find birds at all, and I’m too old to cope with 90% humidity like I did in Vietnam, nearly 50 years ago.
I was out for about two hours yesterday and again today, but nothing exciting turned up. Even the bugs seem to be hiding from the heat.
Red Winged Blackbirds were all I could photograph yesterday.
Yellow Breasted Chats are numerous at Greenbury.
You can always count on an Indigo Bunting at Greenbury.
This Blue Jay flew by at Terrapin yesterday.
Great Crested Flycatchers nest at Greenbury.
I find individual feathers intriguing.
One of the larger Snails I’ve seen.
This may be a young Green Tree Frog.