It’s been a slow and wet September this year. I probably found fewer warblers than every other year.
I managed to get out most days when it wasn’t raining, which it did a lot. In most cases I found very few birds, and not as many migrants as in the usual September.
I made the trek to Bombay Hook this morning to change my luck, and did a great deal better. It still wasn’t as good as I’d like, but I’m sure it will get better soon.
Sunrise at Sandy Point.
There were easily 200 American Avocets present this morning.
I could have had a better image of this Harrier, but I was a little too slow.
There were only a few Greater Yellowlegs this morning.
I saw this Mute Swan a few weeks ago when the Cygnets were much smaller.
This appears to be a Northern Pintail hen.
There were many Egrets fishing in the marsh.
I found this Savannah Sparrow near Bear Swamp Pool.
This Northern Parula was at Terrapin Nature Park.
This Palm Warbler was at Greenbury Point.
Caspian Terns are regulars at Sandy Point.
These Sanderlings were foraging in the puddles at Sandy Point.
This Great Egret was at Schoolhouse Pond.
I haven’t seen many Tennessee warblers.