Sharp Shinned Hawk at Terrapin Nature Park

It was an absolutely gorgeous day for birding, so I headed to Terrapin in hopes of finding hawks and eagles. I did, indeed, see both, but the picture taking opportunities were limited. Three hawks and a Bald Eagle flew off before I could get a picture, but a couple cooperated. A good day.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron in Flight

This Great Blue Heron in Flight is from yesterday at Possum Point.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

This Yellow Bellied Sapsucker is one of three different woodpeckersI saw in the same small tree in ten minutes.

Belted Kingfisher

I haven’t many images of a Belted Kingfisher with his dinner, so here it is despite the distance and low quality. I had an opportunity to get a closer look, but I spooked him despite my stealthy approach.

Great Blue Heron

I spotted this Great Blue Heron flying over a meadow early in the morning, and I liked the silhouette effect.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

This Downy Woodpecker hung around just long enough for a quick look.

Dark Eyed Junco

My sister is fond of the Dark Eyed Junco.

Deer

These deer were right on the beach.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Sharp-Shinned Hawks are quite small (About 11″) and I nearly walked past this guy.

Turkey Vulture

OK, he’s no great beauty, but Turkey Vultures often pose willingly.

Red Shouldered Hawk

I was lucky to see this Red Shouldered Hawk at all. His coloring provides excellent camouflage in the Fall foliage.

Herring Gull

This appears to be a Herring Gull.

Carolina Wren

This Carolina Wren is also well camouflaged.

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