Sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay

More rain last night, but it ended about 6:00 AM, so I headed off to Greenbury and Possum Points in the near Fall like temperatures. Possum Point was slow, and Greenbury wasn’t much better until I was leaving, when I found a few nice birds among the goldenrod that still blooms in abundance.



Sunrise is often very colorful on the Chesapeake Bay.


A Mallard drake and hen enjoy dawn’s early light.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

This Red Bellied Woodpecker is also an early riser.

Sunrise with Ford

This is my old reliable ’96 Ranger, parked at Possum Point.

House Finch

This pair of House Finches may be planning the day’s activities.

Eastern Bluebird

This Eastern Bluebird may remain here for the Winter, or migrate a few miles South.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrows will often pose patiently.

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler (Eastern)

The yellow supercilium (Line above the eye) makes this an Eastern Palm Warbler as opposed to the Westerns I frequently see at Greenbury Point.

Blackpoll Warbler

I’m trying to think of a good reason to post this Blackpoll Warbler, who fled just as I was pressing the shutter.

Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

I believe this is a Blackpoll Warbler, but I’m checking.

Double Crested Cormorant

I don’t recall seeing a Double Crested Cormorant out of the water before.

Bronze Headed Cowbird (Juvenile)

I had no idea what this bird was until I found a molting Juvenile Bronze Headed Cowbird (Juvenile) in Sibley’s.

Eastern Phoebe

I saw several Eastern Phoebes today.

Chestnut Sided Warbler

This seems to be a first Winter Chestnut Sided Warbler.


I see a lot of Chickadees, but they don’t often pose this well.

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

I watched this Magnolia Warbler flitting around in the goldenrod for twenty minutes before I could get a good shot.

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