American Avocet at Bombay Hook NWR.

I headed for Sandy Point  early this morning, but as soon as I was on the road I could tell it was going to be a tepid sky, so I just kept going over the bridge to Bombay Hook.

It turned out OK. Bombay Hook can be very busy, with many species on some days, but today was not quite as prolific Still, the Avocets were a nice find, and some other migrants put on a good show. I expect things to pick up there very soon.

Forster's Tern 2017-128 Forster's Tern 2017-127 Forster's Tern 2017-126

Forster's Tern 2017-129

My love affair with Forster’s Terns continues.

Savannah Sparrow 2017-4

Yet another Savannah Sparrow.

Common Yellowthroat 2017-12

This Common Yellowthroat seemed unusually yellow.

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-103

I would have thought the marsh was too shallow for a Double Crested Cormorant to go fishing.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-36

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-37

These Greater Yellowlegs were disputing the right to a fishing spot.

Green Winged Teal 2017-18

This Green Winged Teal is flashing her colors. So far, I’m only seeing female ducks.

Northern Shoveler 2017-37 Northern Shoveler 2017-36

Northern Shoveler 2017-38

I don’t recall capturing a Northern Shoveller with her beak open before.

American Avocet 2017-8

Bombay Hook is the only place where I’ve seen American Avocets.

Green Tree Frog 13 Green Tree Frog 10 Green Tree Frog 11

Green Tree Frog 9

A few overlooked Tree Frogs.

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