It looked like good weather, so I went back to Blackwater this morning. I’ve been told the Cormorants like to fish at dawn, so I spent some time trying to catch them, and had a little luck. They tend to surface with their catch in their mouths, then swallow it quickly, so it took good timing to catch them at the right moment.
I did the usual rounds on Wildlife Drive, and spent a little time at the visitor center looking for butterflies, without much luck.
The gang hanging around at the dock.
Another look at the dock.
There’s a few Purple Martins hanging around the visitor center.
I’m not sure yet, but this may be a Grasshopper Sparrow.
This Osprey was looking for breakfast.
Great Blue Herons are far more patient than I am.
Chickadees can often be found near the nuthatches.
I haven’t seen a Catbird in quite a while.
The Orchard Oriole had a nest at the visitor center.
A few Forster’s Terns seem to feed regularly at Blackwater.
The Red Headed Woodpeckers are still very active.
I like the way Great Egrets look in a tree.
Brown Headed Nuthatches are easy to find, with a little patience.
The Cormorants were very active in the early light.
Yesterday’s lone butterfly.