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.
A few Great Egrets were feeding in the marsh. There will be many more in a few weeks.
Red Headed Woodpeckers were very active.
This Barn Swallow was resting near Wildlife Drive.
A few Purple Martins were looking for insects.
This Great Blue Heron let me get very close.
This is probably a young Mallard.
This Catbird was very vocal.
Many Red Winged Blackbirds were foraging in the marsh.
These Ospreys were feeding two chicks.
A few Tree Swallows were resting by the side of Wildlife Drive.
I saw several Eastern Kingbirds.
These gulls were at Walton Beach.
This Green Heron flew overhead at North Beach.
This Snowy Egret was very intent on his fishing.
This Roseate Spoonbill stayed on the same piling for two hours or more.
These Foxes found some roadkill.