Foaling Season

I returned to Terrapin Nature Park this morning in hopes of repeating yesterday’s success, but it wasn’t to be. The weather was warmer and clearer, but the bird gods were not on my side.

Deer

Deer

Yet another young deer, so my guess at foaling season must be right. I’ve now seen these in three different places.

Great Crested Flycatcher

I saw several Great Crested Flycatchers feeding in the marsh.

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbirds are still present in large numbers, and can be heard constantly singing in the marsh.

Red Winged Blackbird

This young Red Winged Blackbird appears to be getting his red epaulets.

Chickadee

It’s always fun to watch Chickadees feeding.

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vultures often get a negative reaction, but they are an essential part of the ecology.


Dragonfly

This Dragonfly is new to me.

Blue Grosbeak

I tried to get closer to this Blue Grosbeak, but he flew away as I approached.

Turkey Vulture

I was amused to see all three of these Turkey Vultures drying their wings in unison.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

The female Red Bellied Woodpecker isn’t as gaudy as her red headed mate.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpeckers seemed to be more common in the Spring.

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