Yellow Crowned Night Heron at Bombay Hook.

Back to Bombay Hook this morning because there’s still not much going on locally.

I arrived at dawn, but the sunrise wasn’t interesting, so I made a quick circuit as the sun rose. It was clear that many birds were visiting, so I went more slowly the second time around.

I didn’t find much in the way of migrating birds, but it was good to see that numbers are increasing. I also found a couple of friends who were visiting as well.

 

Many Caspian Terns were feeding in the marsh.

Eastern Kingbird 2018-22

I saw at least three Eastern Kingbirds.

Black Necked Stilt 2018-21

There were only two Black Necked Stilts.

Bald Eagle 2018-64

I don’t see Bald Eagles in flight very often at Bombay Hook.

Great Egret 2018-56

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Great Egret 2018-55

Many Great Egrets were feeding in the marsh.

Short Billed Dowitcher 2018-8

Short Billed Dowitchers aren’t getting close to the camera.

Greater Yellowlegs 2018-9

I saw many Greater Yellowlegs, mostly in the distance.

Great Blue Heron 2018-57

Great Blue Herons were in every pool.

Yellow Crowned Night Heron 2018-4

I found three juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Herons at Bear Swamp Pool. I’ve only seen this bird once before.

Yellow Crowned Night Heron 2018-6

 

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