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.
Several Eastern Phoebes were very actively feeding.
This Palm Warbler was feeding on the ground.
I think this is a warbler, but it’s hard to tell from this angle.
This Carolina Wren was singing very loudly.
This Tennessee Warbler was a nice surprise.
There were dozens of Song Sparrows.
Two Northern Flickers were foraging in the grass.
White Throated Sparrows are being reported everywhere.
I’ve only seen a few Hermit Thrushes at Terrapin.
I’ve seen many migrating Blue Jays in the week or so.
This Swamp Sparrow posed well.
Ruby Crowned Kinglets were foraging in every bush.
This is only the second Purple Finch I’ve seen This one is a female.