Great Egret at Blackwater NWR.

I’m still not finding much around here, so I went back to Blackwater this morning. I started with the Cormorants, who weren’t very active, them went on to Wildlife Drive, which was a bit better.

The wading birds are still scarce, and I only found one warbler, It looks as though most of the Swallows have moved on.

Blackwater Dawn 24

Blackwater Dawn.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2017-29

The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are still feeding heavily.

Laughing Gull 2017-11

A few Laughing Gulls were hanging with the terns.

Northern Harrier 2017-11

This Northern Harrier spooked all the Terns.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-33

A few Eastern Kingbirds are still flycatching along Wildlife Drive.

Chickadee 2017-11

Chickadee 2017-12

Chickadees like the pine trees.

Great Blue Heron 2017-83

I only found a few Great Blue herons.

Green Heron 2017-28

This distant Green Heron appears to be molting.

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-37

The Double Crested Cormorants are most active at dawn.

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Wood Duck 2017-85

This Wood Duck was at Terrapin yesterday.

Orchard Oriole 2017-23

Orchard Orioles will be leaving soon.

Caspian Tern 2017-31

Caspian Tern 2017-32

Caspian Terns often gather at Sandy Point.

Seagull 2017-3

These appear to be Ring Billed Gulls.

Black Vulture 2017-1

Many Black Vultures make their living at Sandy Point.

Forster's Tern 2017-90

Seagull 2017-4

This Forster’s Tern is waiting to feed.

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Great Egret 2017-117

I found several Great Egrets this morning.

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