I had planned to go to Sandy Point this morning, but then I heard there were Black Skimmers at Bombay Hook, so I changed plans.
The weather was perfect, clear skies, in the 70s. I was surprised there were so few people. Many, many herons and egrets were feeding in Raymond pool. I found very little in Shearness pool.
I found two life birds and got a couple of decent images, so I’ll call it a good day.
The Diamondback Terrapin is Maryland’s state reptile.
A small flock of Glossy Ibis flew overhead.
This Great Egret seemed to be gathering sticks. I don;t know what the reddish tail feathers mean.
There are so many Red Winged Blackbirds you almost don’t see them. Their loud, frequent calls can be very noticeable.
Many Barn Swallows nest at Bombay Hook.
This Willet flew right overhead.
Some Canada Geese may stay here year around.
Black Skimmers always put on a good show.
A close look at a Turkey Vulture.
I saw two Common Yellowthroat Warblers.
My first Seaside Sparrow.
These Fox kits were out exploring.