Pine Warbler at Blackwater NWR.

Yesterday I stayed in the ‘hood and didn’t find much, so I made the trek to Blackwater this morning. I found a nice warbler right off, but it wasn’t a great trip, even though it was an improvement. I was hoping to find more warblers, but  I didn’t have much luck.

Purple Martin 2017-41

These Purple Martins will be heading South soon.

Seagull 2017-8

Another bathibg seagull.

Caspian Tern 2017-38 Caspian Tern 2017-37Caspian Tern 2017-36

Caspian Tern 2017-35

Caspian Terns seem to like Sandy Point.

Cardinal 2017-15Cardinal 2017-14

Cardinal 2017-13

This Cardinal was at Terrapin yesterday.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-68

Red Headed Woodpeckers were very noisy today.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-35


Eastern Kingbird 2017-36

I found several Eastern Kingbirds.

Carolina Wren 2017-7

This Carolina Wren was singing loudly.

Forster's Tern 2017-92

Forster's Tern 2017-93

Forster’s Terns spend a lot of time at Blackwater.

Bobolink 2017-5

3 Bobolinks were hanging out near the visitor center.

Bobolink 2017-4

Grasshopper Sparrow 2017-9

Grasshopper Sparrow 2017-10

This is a Grasshopper Sparrow.

Bobolink 2017-4

Bobolink 2017-5

3 Bobolinks were hanging out near the visitor center.

Killdeer 2017-12

Killdeer are becoming more common.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-28

A single Greater Yellowlegs was foraging in the mash.

Great Blue Heron 2017-84

There are fewer Great Blue Herons than usual.

Green Heron 2017-29

I spooked this Green Heron, who landed in a nearby tree.

Green Heron 2017-30

Seagull 2017-8

This Seagull was bathing at Sandy Point yesterday.

Chickadee 2017-13

This Chickadee was having a good breakfast.

Pine Warbler 2017-4

This Pine Warbler landed right in front of me.

Wasp 26 Butterfly 69 Skipper 61 Sleepy Orange 2017-2 Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly 6 Skipper 60

Skipper 59

Today’s bugs.




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