Green Herons at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

It was raining when I awoke at 3:30 AM, so I went back to bed and left the house around 7:00 . I was headed for Possum Point, but the car wanted to go back to CBEC, so that’s where we ended up.

The skies were clear and blue, and there were plenty of birds about. Egrets, Herons, Terns, Ospreys and Sandpipers were all foraging in the lake. I’m guilty of ignoring the passerines at this time of year.

I had a pleasant couple of hours before heading home, where I edited some of the photos and had a nice nap.

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Morning in The Marsh.

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A single Tri Colored Heron was feeding with the Snowys.

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Forster’s Terns feed in small flocks.

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This young Osprey will be fledging soon.

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Snowy Egrets are also numerous.

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Not much of a picture, but I don’t see Belted Kingfishers at CBEC very often.

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Many Great Egrets feed at Lake Knapp.

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This Green Heron took off in the early morning light.

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This rabbit was very small.

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Deer often graze along the lake edge.

 

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