It’s still August, and the birding doldrums continue as usual. Migration is happening at least a little, because some birds, like Chats, have disappeared, and a few new ones are starting to appear, like Sandpipers.
I’ve been sticking to a routine: Check out Sandy Point for sunrise pics, possible migrating birds, Kent Narrows for a backup, then CBEC for a finale. Sometimes I check out Greenbury Point, as well.
Turkeys have been a frequent treat-I have more Turkey images this year than in all other years combined. Kingbirds, Terns, Ospreys and others are active at the moment, and I can feel a few warblers in the near future.
CBEC Dawn, looking across Lake Knapp.
Early morning Ospreys.
Canada Geese at dawn.
These Eastern Kingbirds are moving through the area.
Many Eastern Kingbirds are on the move.
As soon as the mudflats appear, you can count on sandpipers like these Least Sandpipers.
Least Sandpipers do this wing flap thing often as they are feeding.
A Blue Jay feather.
I know they roost in trees, but I was surprised to see this.
My first flight shot of a Robin.,
Great Crested Flycatchers seem to be on the move.
This Snowy Egret is looking for a meal.
There are many Brown Headed Nuthatches at CBEC, but getting close enough for a pic can be damnading.
A juvenile Red Headed Woodpecker in poor light.
These young Ospreys seem to be doing well.
BCEC is a real Mockingbird haven.
These Wood Peewees are passing through.
This Ruby Throated Hummingbird is fueling up for migration.
I see several Green Herons every day.
Brown Thrashers are thriving.
This is a juvenile Eastern Towhee.
This Yellow Warbler was a surprise.
I found several Eastern Box Turtles this week.