I set out for Blackwater this morning, failed to pay attention and ended up in Bombay Hook. Oh, well, it worked out.
There weren’t as many wading birds, and birds in general were in short supply, but there were enough to keep me very busy for a while.
I got some good reflection shots, and the Forster’s Terns were very cooperative.
Someone must be feeding the Foxes, because 3 young ones approached me and seemed very tame.
We had rain yesterday morning, but I got to Quiet Waters for a while to experiment with my macro setup. I’ve been putting the Raynox 150 on the Nikkor 70-300, and I can get some really good results if I can mange the focus, which can be tricky as you’re so close.
This is an American Copper Butterfly, a first for me.
This Great Blue Heron seemed to be studying his reflection.
Several Forster’s Terns were fishing and feeding young.
I saw the possibilities in this pair of Great Egrets, and it turned out well.
Red Winged Blackbirds are everywhere in the marsh.
I spotted this Common Yellowthroat and was lucky to get close enough for a decent image.
Black Crowned Night Herons seem to always be in the same area (Bear Swamp Pool).
Several Eastern Kingbirds were flycatching in the marsh.
These Bald Eagle seemed content to observe the passing cars.
I found this Laughing Gull at dawn.
Many Goldfinches were foraging along the roadside.
There were more Killdeer than usual.