Brown Headed Nuthatch at Blackwater NWR.

With good weather promised, I decided to try a trip to Blackwater this morning. It wasn’t any kind of bonanza, but I did find a few interesting birds.

There’s still only a few wading birds compared to a few weeks ago, and I don’t know what to make of that.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-29

I found only a single Greater Yellowlegs.

Field Sparrow 2017-2

This appears to be a Field Sparrow.

Killdeer 2017-13

Killdeer are started to appear in larger numbers.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-38

Several Eastern Kkingbirds are stiil flycatching on Wildlife Drive.

Barn Swallow 2017-38

A mixed flock of Tree and Barn Swallows was foraging along Wildlife Drive.

Great Blue Heron 2017-88

Severall Great Blue Herons were fishing in the marsh.

Bald Eagle 2017-160

Bald Eagle 2017-161

This Bald Eagle was making a lot of noise.

Great Egret 2017-133

Great Egret 2017-134

This Great Egret had much of the marsh to himself.

Forster's Tern 2017-111 Forster's Tern 2017-110

Forster's Tern 2017-112

Forster’s Terns like to hang out on theses pilings.

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-30 Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-29

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-28

These Brown Headed Nuthatches appeared to be having a lot of fun.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 22

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 21

This Delmarva Fox Squirrel was just barely in range.

Fox 84

This Fox was prowling around the visitor center.

 

Blackwater Dawn 25

Blackwater Dawn 26

Blackwater Dawn.

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