We’ve had another slow week. I can’t fault the weather, but I’d like to see more migrants. How many times have I written that?
I’m sticking with my routine for now. Check out Sandy Point for morning colors, Look in on Kent Narrows. then head for CBEC, which is open 24/7, so I can show up when it’s convenient for me.
I’ve been told that CBEC is a good warbler spot, but I haven’t seen the proof yet. Still, there’s enough action to keep me interested, and migration is advancing every day. I stopped at Greenbury Point this morning for a change of pace, but I found nada there.
I found this Chipping Sparrow at Greenbury Point.
I’m seeing a few more Great Blue Herons recently.
I’ve seen as many as 15 Forster’s Terns at CBEC.
Several juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons are finding good pickings at Kent Narrows.
A few Snowy Egrets are still hanging out.
A few Great Egrets are foraging in Lake Knapp.
Most of the Wild Turkey poults have gotten quite large.
There are usually 75 or more Canada Geese on the lake in the morning.
3 juvenile Tricolored Herons have been hanging out at CBEC for month or more.
This Orbweaver set his trap in the blind, and I was able to get a fairly sharp closeup of the action.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and that’s a reflection of the slow birding climate around here. Even trips to Blackwater and Bombay Hook weren’t sufficiently productive for a post.
So:this will be a compilation of the last week’s occasional decent photo. I entered a contest where you need to submit 20 Ebird reports from the same place during August, so I spent a lot of time at CBEC.
Several Caspian Terns are hanging out at Sandy Point.
The Red Headed Woodpeckers were very active today.
I’m seeing more Great Blue Herons now.
Great Egrets are present in good numbers.
Small flocks of Eastern Kingbirds are gathering to migrate.
Brown Thrashers seem to be very territorial.
Least Sandpipers appear as soon as the mudflats are exposed.
Several juvenile Tricolored Herons are hanging out at CBEC.
There were about 1000 American Avocets at Bombay Hook.