White Crowned Sparrow at Terrapin Nature Park.

I started at Sandy Point, as I often do at this time of year, and got a few looks at a decent sunrise. I always want more color, but it was good enough.

I’ve been hearing that the migrants are on the move, and sure enough, they were. When I got to the big field near the parking lot, I could see dozens of small birds dripping from the leaves and branches. This only happens a few times a year, and it’s a real treat.

I was pleased to see it was a mixed flock of Sparrows and Kinglets. There were at least two cool Sparrows, and one of the Ruby Kinglets was kind enough to show me his ruby stripe, which doesn’t always happen.

A Hawk and a Warbler were just icing on the cake.

Sandy Point 523

Sandy Point 522

Sunrise at Sandy Point.

Field Sparrow 2018-2

Several Chipping Sparrows were in the flock.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-3 Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-2

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-5

Ruby Crowned Kinglets were everywhere.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2018-5

A few Yellow Rumped Warblers were foraging with the Sparrows.

Red Tailed Hawk 2018-7 Red Tailed Hawk 2018-6 Red Tailed Hawk 2018-5 Red Tailed Hawk 2018-4 Red Tailed Hawk 2018-9

Red Tailed Hawk 2018-8

This juvenile Red Tailed Hawk seems to have lost an eye.

Field Sparrow 2018-1

This appears to be a Field Sparrow.

Eastern Phoebe 2018-6

Several Eastern Phoebes were flycatching.

Cape May Warbler 2018-2 Cape May Warbler 2018-1

Cape May Warbler 2018-3

This Cape May Warbler was quite close and posed well.

Lincoln's Sparrow 2018-1

This is a Lincoln’s Sparrow, only the third I’ve seen.

White Crowned Sparrow 2018-1

I’ve looked for a White Crowned Sparrow for several years. This is a first for me.

 

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