There’s still not much to see around here, so I headed for Blackwater early. It was actually a pretty good day, with great light and plenty of active birds.
I’m still not seeing many Sandpipers, but wading birds are plentiful, and a few passerines made a good show.
I’m still checking out the Maple Dam Barn Swallows.
I was close enough to the Great Blue Heron to get a god look at his feet.
Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets rule the roost right now.
Great Egrets are roughly equal in numbers to the Herons.
It’s not hard to find Brown Headed Nuthatches at Blackwater.
Red Winged Blackbirds are plentiful in every marsh I frequent.
I found this Red Winged Blackbird feeding his chick yesterday at Lake Artemesia.
This Wood Duck chick was also at Lake Artemesia.
The Red Headed Woodpecker is very striking. I’ve located his nesting tree.
A swimming Raccoon! I’ve seen a few Raccoons, but never in the water.
I seldom get close enough to a Groundhog for a picture.
This Skunk was foraging by the side of the road, and I was able to get quite close to him.