Seaside Sparrow at Bombay Hook NWR.

I had planned to go to Sandy Point this morning, but then I heard there were Black Skimmers at Bombay Hook, so I changed plans.

The weather was perfect, clear skies, in the 70s. I was surprised there were so few people. Many, many herons and egrets were feeding in Raymond pool. I found very little in Shearness pool.

I found two life birds and got a couple of decent images, so I’ll call it a good day.

Diamondback Terrapin 2019

The Diamondback Terrapin is Maryland’s state reptile.

Glossy Ibis 2019-1

A small flock of Glossy Ibis flew overhead.

Great Egret 2019-102 Great Egret 2019-100

Great Egret 2019-101

This Great Egret seemed to be gathering sticks. I don;t know what the reddish tail feathers mean.

Great Egret 2019-103

Red Winged Blackbird 2019-101

There are so many Red Winged Blackbirds you almost don’t see them. Their loud, frequent calls can be very noticeable.

Barn Swallow 2019

Many Barn Swallows nest at Bombay Hook.

Willet 2019-1

This Willet flew right overhead.

Canada Goose 2019

Some Canada Geese may stay here year around.

Black Skimmer 2019-2

Black Skimmer 2019-1

Black Skimmers always put on a good show.

Black Skimmer 2019-3

Turkey Vulture 2019

A close look at a Turkey Vulture.

Common Yellowthroat 2019

I saw two Common Yellowthroat Warblers.

 

 

Seaside Sparrow 2019-1

My first Seaside Sparrow.

Fox 2019-1

These Fox kits were out exploring.

Seaside Sparrow 2019-2

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