Snapping Turtle at Terrapin Nature Park

A truly gorgeous day with a few clouds and temps in the 70s. After doing so well yesterday, I decided to back to Terrapin Nature Center. Not as exciting as yesterday, but I got a few good pictures. As I often do, I stopped at Truxtun Park in the early afternoon, but not much was going on.

Deer

I took this from quite a distance, and the little Fawn wasn’t visible until I uploaded the image.

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

The only time I’ve seen Snapping Turtles out of the water is when they are laying eggs, but I didn’t see any signs of that here.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron in Flight

It’s always a challenge to capture a bird in flight, but the Great Blue Heron may be the easiest, as it flies slowly and is quite large.

Green Heron

I usually walk through this area near the pond several times when I’m at Terrapin, and this Green Heron flew away each time. It was nice to find him as I passed through one final time.

Carolina Wren

As is often the case, I heard this Carolina Wren long before I saw him.

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

I wasn’t able to get closer to this Baltimore Oriole.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

I count 16 Cedar Waxwings in this tree.

Cedar Waxwing

A large flock of mostly juvenile Cedar Waxwings has been in the area for at least two days.

Robin

This is a juvenile Robin. Many of them were foraging the park also.

Veery

The only place I’ve seen Veerys is at Terrapin Nature Park.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

This Tufted Titmouse was part of a large, noisy flock.

Osprey

Osprey

This Osprey was actively hunting over the bay.

Just before entering the water.

Osprey

He’s entered the water and is attempting to get back in the air.

Osprey

Success!

Red Winged Blackbird

This Red Winged Blackbird was relaxing at Truxtun Park.

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