Tricolored Heron at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

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.

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CBEC Dawn.

Chipping Sparrow 2019-7

I found this Chipping Sparrow at Greenbury Point.

Great Blue Heron 2019-33

Great Blue Heron 2019-35

I’m seeing a few more Great Blue Herons recently.

Forster's Tern 2019-44

I’ve seen as many as 15 Forster’s Terns at CBEC.

Black Crowned Night Heron 2019-20 Black Crowned Night Heron 2019-19 Black Crowned Night Heron 2019-17 Black Crowned Night Heron 2019-15

Black Crowned Night Heron 2019-21

Several juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons are finding good pickings at Kent Narrows.

Snowy Egret 2019-114

A few Snowy Egrets are still hanging out.

Great Egret 2019-150

A few Great Egrets are foraging in Lake Knapp.

Great Egret 2019-149

 

Wild Turkey 2019-70

Wild Turkey 2019-71

Most of the Wild Turkey poults have gotten quite large.

Canada Goose 2019-26

There are usually 75 or more Canada Geese on the lake in the morning.

Tricolored Heron 2019-37 Tricolored Heron 2019-34

Tricolored Heron 2019-36

3 juvenile Tricolored Herons have been hanging out at CBEC for month or more.

 

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This Orbweaver set his trap in the blind, and I was able to get a fairly sharp closeup of the action.

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American Avocet at Bombay Hook NWR.`

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.

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CBEC Dawn.

Caspian Tern 2019-03

Caspian Tern 2019-06

Several Caspian Terns are hanging out at Sandy Point.

 

Red Headed Woodpecker 2019-29

Red Headed Woodpecker 2019-31

The Red Headed Woodpeckers were very active today.

Tricolored Heron 2019-28

I’m seeing more Great Blue Herons now.

Great Egret 2019-146

Great Egret 2019-147

Great Egrets are present in good numbers.

Eastern Kingbird 2019-13

Small flocks of Eastern Kingbirds are gathering to migrate.

 

Brown Thrasher 2019-32

Brown Thrashers seem to be very territorial.

Least Sandpiper 2019-7

Least Sandpipers appear as soon as the mudflats are exposed.

Tricolored Heron 2019-30 Tricolored Heron 2019-24

Tricolored Heron 2019-31

Several juvenile Tricolored Herons are hanging out at CBEC.

American Avocet 2019-107 American Avocet 2019-105 American Avocet 2019-104

American Avocet 2019-108

There were about 1000 American Avocets at Bombay Hook.