Purple Finch at Terrapin Nature Park.

I got to Sandy Point about an hour before sunrise, to watch yet another colorless sky. I left without taking any shots at all, and got to Terrapin a few minutes before dawn.

This was a much more fruitful visit. There were as many birds as a couple of days ago, and I got good looks at many nice birds, including two Purple Finches, a bird I seldom see.

I don’t know how long the bird bonanza will last, but it should be fun for a few days.

Eastern Phoebe 2018-7

Eastern Phoebe 2018-8

Several Eastern Phoebes were very actively feeding.

Palm Warbler 2018-12

This Palm Warbler was feeding on the ground.

Tennessee Warbler 2018-4

I think this is a warbler, but it’s hard to tell from this angle.

Carolina Wren 2018-4

This Carolina Wren was singing very loudly.

Tennessee Warbler 2018-3

This Tennessee Warbler was a nice surprise.


Song Sparrow 2018-17

There were dozens of Song Sparrows.

Northern Flicker 2018-6 Northern Flicker 2018-5

Northern Flicker 2018-7

Two Northern Flickers were foraging in the grass.

White Throated Sparrow 2018-5

White Throated Sparrow 2018-6

White Throated Sparrows are being reported everywhere.

Hermit Thrush 2018-2

I’ve only seen a few Hermit Thrushes at Terrapin.

Chipping Sparrow 2018-10

Blue Jay 2018-1

I’ve seen many migrating Blue Jays in the week or so.

Swamp Sparrow 2018-2

This Swamp Sparrow posed well.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-10 Tennessee Warbler 2018-2 Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-9 Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-8

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2018-11

Ruby Crowned Kinglets were foraging in every bush.

Purple Finch 2018-1 Purple Finch 2018-2

Purple Finch 2018-3

This is only the second Purple Finch I’ve seen This one is a female.

2 thoughts on “Purple Finch at Terrapin Nature Park.

  1. Love your bird bonanza, Especially the flicker and purple finch. Where is terrapin park. I assume it must be somewhere near college park since there team is the terrapins. I would love to go somewhere near me to see some birds but sounds rainy for the next couple of days. Cromwell never works out for me. Everyone else seems to see birds but not me. Enjoy your bonanza.

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