Blue Grosbeak at Bombay Hook NWR.

I wasn’t sure where to go when I went to bed, but Bombay beckoned this morning, and off I went.

The weather was seriously foggy when I left the house but largely cleared by the time I arrived.  Some fog and clouds returned later, which was disappointing.

The early morning low tide attracted many shorebirds, but the population quickly diminished as the water rose. Eagles were well represented. There were a lot of photographers for a weekday morning.

I also found some Terns and the Grosbeaks. A good day.

Gray Catbirdc 2019-01

I found a single Gray Catbird.

Forster's Tern 2019-2

Several Forster’s Terns were fishing in Raymond Pool.

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Bald Eagle 2019-29

Many Bald Eagles were fishing this morning.

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This Great Egret Landed right in front of me.

Greater Yellowlegs 2019-5 - Copy

Greater Yellowlegs are becoming more common.

Short Billed Dowitcher 2019-4

You have to look closely to ID the Short Billed Dowitcher.

Dunlin 2019-1

Dunlin 2019-2

A Dunlin on the left, a least Sandpiper(?) on the right.

Forster's Tern 2019-3

Forster's Tern 2019-2

Several Forster’s Terns were fishing in Raymond Pool.

Laughing Gull 2019-1

A single Laughing Gull flew over the area.

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Snowy Egret 2019-8

Many Snowy Egrets were present, but there will be many more as the season progresses.

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Blue Grosbeak 2019-1 - Copy

This is a female Blue Grosbeak.

 

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