The first time I saw Terns feeding in a flock, diving headlong into a school of small fish, I was hooked. Master flyers, master fisherbirds, what’s not to like?
I’ve spent a lot of time since then trying to get good images, and it ain’t easy. Terns don’t understand straight lines, and they are quick! Anyway, here’s my latest efforts.
A few other birds were around as well, and CBEC might be getting much better soon if the water level keeps dropping and there’s some mud for the Sandpipers.
Sunrise in the Marsh.
I’ve heard a lot of Wood Ducks at CBEC, but I don’t see them often.
Many Egrets dine all summer at CBEC.
There are many Chipping Sparrows at CBEC.
I saw this bird out of the corner of my eye, and snapped a shot while I was watching the Terns. It was a surprise to see later that it’s a Bald Eagle!
I spent way too much time with these Forster’s and Least Terns who were just a little too far away.
Diamondback Terrapins are laying eggs now.
CBEC is a good place to find Eastern Box Turtles.