I had planned to try Bombay Hook yesterday, but it started raining as soon as I left the house, so I postponed. A quick trip to CBEC wasn’t very productive.
Today’s weather was just about perfect, not too hot, just windy enough to hold down the nugs, which can be ferocious at this time of year. Many hundreds of Egrets and Herons were feeding in the shallow water of the pools.
There were also Skimmers, Sandpipers and a few Terns. Another good morning.
I spent some time watching the Purple Martin colony.
About 25 Glossy Ibis were foraging with the Egrets.
Three Willets flew by as I was watching the Ibis.
Bombay Hook is the only place I regularly see Marsh Wrens.
This Greater Yellowlegs was on the Boardwalk Trial.
You can often find Blue Grosbeaks near the main road.
This Black Crowned Night Heron was fishing peacefully.
The Red Winged Blackbird is the most common bird at this time of year.
I’e seen several Brown Thrashers this year, but they don’t all pose this well.