Black Crowned Night Heron at Bombay Hook, NWR.

It’s still a little slow around here, so I went back to Bombay Hook this morning. I’ve never seen so many Sandpipers in one place. There were many thousands feeding in the first pool. Apparently they stay until the tide comes in.

There wasn’t as much variety as usual, and many of the birds were at the distant side of the pools, but enough cooperated to get a few decent images. The Night Herons were much more visible than usual.

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I found this Beaver at Lake Artemesia yesterday.

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Many Goldfinches were feeding near the marsh.

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Bald Eagle 2017-154

Eagles are almost always in this single tree at Bombay Hook.

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Great Egret 2017-118

Great Egret 2017-119

There were hundreds of Egrets, but most were too distant for good images.

Semi-palmated Plover 2017-1

I just barely caught this Semi-palmated Plover at it flew by.

Forster's Tern 2017-94

Forster's Tern 2017-95

Forster’s Terns are still present in large numbers.

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I spooked this Green Heron near Finis Pool.

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Great Blue Heron 2017-87

This Great Blue Heron was photobombed by a flock of Least Sandpipers.

Blue Grosbeak 2017-12

This Blue Grosbeak was singing loudly as I entered the refuge.

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Black Crowned Night Heron 2017-13

Black Crowned Night Herons nest at Bombay Hook, and this juvenile is learning how to feed himself.

Skipper 63 Caterpillar 230 Ladybug 54 Skipper 64 Monarch 53 Bee 231

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Today’s bugs.

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