I went to Blackwater yesterday, with Chris, an old friend, then to Bombay Hook this morning. Blackwater was almost a total bust, with cloudy, rainy weather, but Bombay Hook was much better.
We had good light all morning, and saw thousands of interesting, but mostly distant birds. Small Sandpipers were the major species, but there were also Avocets, Geese, Terns and Egrets. A couple of Night Herons and an Eagle provided a nice show as well.
Great Blue Herons were scattered here and there.
We saw several Great Blue Herons.
3-4 CAspian Terns were fishing in Shearness Pool.
Several small flocks of Short Billed Dowitchers were feeding in the marsh.
We found a few Semi Palmated Plovers.
This Blue Grosbeak was singing loudly.
Two Bald Eagles were sunning themselves near the road.
These Gulls were taking a break.
We found Forster’s Terns at Blackwater.
Two juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons were preening in Bear Swamp Pool.