Purple Martin at Deale, MD

I had to work yesterday, but the customer lives in Deale, near the water, so we strolled around looking for birds before the work started. It was slow, but it will be a good place to visit again in the Fall.

I tried another new place today, Lake Kittamaqundi, in Columbia. There wasn’t much to see today, but it’s got potential.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 56

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is one of the few butterflies I’ve seen recently.

Laughing Gull 102

I haven’t seen a Laughing Gull since early Spring.

Tufted Titmouse 202

The dark blue background makes this ordinary Tufted Titmouse look pretty good.

Song Sparrow 137

This Song Sparrow was at the lake.

Mallard 155

Mallard 156

Mallards were the only waterfowl we saw today.

Purple Martin 107

I took at least 20 shots to get one acceptable Purple Martin.

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