Roseate Spoonbill at Walton Beach

There have only been 5 Roseate Spoonbills recorded in MD, and  I got to see the fourth one a few days ago. I actually went to find it several times, with varying success. There were many people doing the same dance, probably a hundred or more. In any case, North Beach looks like a good birding area and I’ll be back.

There wasn’t a lot of variety to be found at this time of year, so I haven’t posted much. I made a trip to Blackwater today, so I’m going to combine several day’s images in this post.  Blackwater wasn’t exactly overrun with good birds either, but I managed a few decent shots.

Blackwater Dawn 52

Blackwater Dawn 51

Blackwater Dawn.

Great Egret 2018-29

Great Egret 2018-30

A few Great Egrets were feeding in the marsh. There will be many more in a few weeks.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-32 Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-31 Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-30 Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-29 Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-28

Red Headed Woodpecker 2018-33

Red Headed Woodpeckers were very active.

Barn Swallow 2018-12

This Barn Swallow was resting near Wildlife Drive.

Purple Martin 2018-25

A few Purple Martins were looking for insects.

Great Blue Heron 2018-26 Great Blue Heron 2018-25 Great Blue Heron 2018-24

Great Blue Heron 2018-27

This Great Blue Heron let me get very close.

Mallard 2018-29 Mallard 2018-28 Mallard 2018-27

Mallard 2018-30

This is probably a young Mallard.

Catbird 2018-4

This Catbird was very vocal.

Red Winged Blackbird 2018-27

Red Winged Blackbird 2018-28

Many Red Winged Blackbirds were foraging in the marsh.

Osprey 2018-32 Osprey 2018-31 Osprey 2018-30

Osprey 2018-33

These Ospreys were feeding two chicks.

Tree Swallow 2018-43

A few Tree Swallows were resting by the side of Wildlife Drive.

Eastern Kingbird 2018-13

I saw several Eastern Kingbirds.

Herring Gull 2018-1

Laughing Gull 2018-1

These gulls were at Walton Beach.

Green Heron 2018-4

This Green Heron flew overhead at North Beach.

Snowy Egret 2018-5

This Snowy Egret was very intent on his fishing.

Roseate Spoonbill 2018-3

Roseate Spoonbill 2018-2

This Roseate Spoonbill stayed on the same piling for two hours or more.

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Fox 104

These Foxes found some roadkill.

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