Blue Grosbeak at Blackwater NWR.

I’m getting into a Blackwater rut these days, but ┬áthere’s not much to find around here and I need my bird fix.

I’m getting the usual suspects, but was quite surprised to find the Grosbeak when I processed the images. He was only around briefly, and I just didn’t see him in the viewfinder.

Great Egret 2017-85

There’s still plenty of Great Egrets around.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-53

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-51

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-50

The Red Headed Woodpeckers are very busy feeding their young.


Osprey 2017-86

Two Ospreys were circling the nest, and the parent may have been warning them off.

Green Heron 2017-10

I’ve heard several Green Herons recently, but I don’t see them often.

Great Blue Heron 2017-66

Great Blue Herons often roost on stumps in the marsh.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-21

Sandpipers, like these Greater Yellowlegs, are appearing in greater numbers.

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Bald Eagle 2017-136

Bald Eagles regularly rest in the trees along Wildlife Drive.

Blue Grosbeak 2017-5

Blue Grosbeak 2017-4

This Blue Grosbeak was a surprise.