Fox Sparrow at Patuxent NWR.

Graeme has a very nice exhibit in place at Patuxent NWR, so I met him there early this morning and we went looking for birds before the Visitor Center opened at 9:00.

We spent a couple of hours walking in the soggy woods, but we didn’t have much luck until we were almost back at the Center.

There were quite a few Sparrows around, but they spook easily and we didn’t get many opportunities to get decent images. A Chipmunk crossed our path, and a Fox Sparrow paused long enough for a decent picture.

We spent an hour in the Visitor Center looking at his exhibit and the other displays, which I confess I hadn’t visited before. They are excellent and very professional.

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Goose Pond can be very attractive in the Fall.

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There were several Blue Jays in the area.

 

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A pair of Eastern Bluebirds were foraging near the marsh.

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A single Chickadee was searching for breakfast.

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This is the first Fox Sparrow I’ve seen all year.

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We saw several Song Sparrows.

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Graeme, standing in front of the exhibit.

 

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