Osprey and Green Herons

The grapevine said there are Warblers at Terrapin Nature Park, so I crossed the bridge early in hopes of finding a few. I met some birders who saw a Chestnut Sided, but the best I could do was a Yellow. I did manage to get some other good shots, though.

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

This Green Heron was overlooking the marsh, and allowed me to get quite close. He flew off with a series of loud squawks. I saw him several more times at the marsh.

Osprey

Osprey

The Ospreys were very active, and several were fishing the marsh pond.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

I was lucky to spot this Ruby Throated Hummingbird .

Chickadee

Chickadee

This Chickadee was foraging in the marsh grass.

Common Tern

Common Tern

Common Tern

I believe this is a first year Forster’s Tern. There were many fishing in the marsh pond.

Carolina Wren

The colors on this Carolina Wren seemed unusually bright.

Rabbit

Some of the rabbits at Terrapin Park seem unusually tame.

Blue Grosbeak

This appears to be a female Blue Grosbeak.

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

It’s amazing to watch these birds dive headlong into the water. This one missed his fish.

Spicebush Swallowtail

There were hundreds of butterflies around, including many of these Spicebush Swallowtails.

Orchard Oriole

The Orchard Oriole is often a willing subject.

Yellow Billed Cuckoo

I haven’t seen many Yellow Billed Cuckoos out in the open like this.

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