Graeme and I and Prayoon set out early for Wildwood Lake in Pennsylvania and Kiwanis Lake in York. It’s a 2 hour ride, but it turned out well. I think once a year would be worth it.
Wildwood lake wasn’t as prolific as it’s been in the past, but we found many chipmunks, an animal that has eluded me until now. A Baltimore Oriole was cooperative, but we didn’t find much else,
Kiwanis Lake was much better, with nesting egrets and herons, as well a lake full of Canada Geese and Mallards. I haven’t seen many rookeries, so it was a treat.
This very rare Roseate Spoonbill is only the fourth ever recorded in Maryland.
This Mallard was at Lake Artemesia a few days ago.
This young Great Egret Heron is trying out his new wings.
This is a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron.
This seems to be a domestic Mallard.
This Baltimore Oriole and her mate were feeding their chicks.
I seldom get this close to a Black Crowned Night Heron.
I see very few chipmunks, but Wildwood Lake is home to dozens.
This Eastern Box Turtle was crossing the path at his own speed.
Many Turtles were soaking up the sunshine.