Wading Birds at Bombay Hook NWR

It’s been two weeks since I posted anything here. This is the worst time of year for birding in MD. Most birds have finished nesting, some are even heading South by now. The Tree Sparrows at CBEC seemed to vanish overnight.

It’s also been damn hot, and I’ve been quitting early for several days.

In any case, I found a few decent birds, and here’s the images.

Red Winged Blackbird 2019-105

The marsh is filled with the sound of Red Winged Blackbirds.

Purple Martin 2019-10 Purple Martin 2019-9 Purple Martin 2019-8

Purple Martin 2019-11

Many Purple Martins are still nesting.

Great Egret 2019-110

Great Egret 2019-111

Many Great Egrets were visible in the pools.


Glossy Ibis 2019-5

I counted 40 or more Glossy Ibises.

Little Blue Heron 2019-1

The center bird appears to be a Little Blue Heron.

Eastern Towhee 2019-4

I saw only one Eastern Kingbird today.

Great Crested Flycatcher 2019-102

Two Great Crested Flycatchers were foraging in the marsh.

Great Blue Heron 2019-107

This Great Blue Heron seems to have lost his head.

American Avocet 2019-101

American Avocets started showing up an hour after dawn.

American Avocet 2019-100

Forster's Tern 2019-11

Many Forster’s Terns were feeding in the pools.


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