Great Egret at Terrapin Nature Park.

The Sandy Point sunrise was good enough this morning. The weatherman had promised high heat and humidity, so I planned a short morning at Terrapin.

The wading birds are showing up in numbers now, and I even saw a couple of Least Sandpipers, ‘though they didn’t pose for me.

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Sunrise at Sandy Point.

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5 Snowy Egrets were feeding in the same area as yesterday.

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This Great Blue Heron has been finding a lot of snakes.

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This Red Winged Blackbird seemed to be surveying the area.

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5 Snowy Egrets were joined by a Great Egret.

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Yet another egg laying turtle.



Snowy Egrets at Terrapin Nature Park.

It’s been a quiet week… Seriously hot and humid here, and damn few birds wandering in front of my lens. I’ve managed to get out, but it doesn’t take much of this weather to make me long for the A/C at home.

This is always the slowest time of year, but I’ll soldier on ’til things improve.

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The Marsh Pond at Terrapin.

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This seems to be a juvenile Mockingbird.


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A Red Winged Blackbird in flight.

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Still plenty of Wood Ducks at Artemesia.

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There’s never a shortage of Red Winged Blackbirds.

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Several Cattle Egrets were following the mower at Terrapin.

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I wondered if this Snapping Turtle would interact with the Snowy Egret.

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I found 9 Snowy Egrets at Terrapin.

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Diamondback Terrapins are still laying eggs.