Snowy Egrets at Terrapin Nature Park.

I started out at Sandy Point this morning, and it was a bust. No color to speak of and no interesting birds in the lousy light.

Terrapin was much better. There were 8-10 Snowy Egrets in the marsh ponds, and they were fishing in an interesting manner. They’d fly in a small circle, dragging their feet in the water, which seemed to stir up the small fish. Occasionally they’d dip their heads into the water, and often came up with a fish.

Green Herons, Ospreys and Mallards were present as well.

I stopped at CBEC, but the water along the entrance road was too deep to enter the compound.

Fountain

This is the fountain at Tawes Garden.

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Snowy Egret 2017-44

Snowy Egrets often fish at Terrapin at this time of year.

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Great Blue Heron 2017-74

I seem to be seeing fewer Great Blue Herons than in previous years.

Caspian Tern 2017-20 Caspian Tern 2017-19 Caspian Tern 2017-18 Caspian Tern 2017-17 Caspian Tern 2017-16 Caspian Tern 2017-15 Caspian Tern 2017-14 Caspian Tern 2017-13 Caspian Tern 2017-12 Caspian Tern 2017-11

Caspian Tern 2017-22

Caspian Tern 2017-21

This appears to be a Forster’s Tern.

Goldfinch 2017-9

I found this Goldfinch at Greenbury Point yesterday.

Red Shouldered Hawk 2017-6

This very loud Red Shouldered Hawk was at Tawes Garden.

 

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