Black and White Warbler at Greenbury Point.

One thing I’m learning is that I  didn’t have enough faith in my local spots. I’m finding decent birds in good enough numbers without getting more than 5 miles from home. I don’t have a good marsh bird spot around here, but it’s not that far to CBEC or Terrapin.

I suspect the CA fires are still having an effect on our skies, as the morning light is often gray and dreary. I did catch a decent sunrise or two, though.

I’ve spotted several warblers, a couple of Tanagers and vireos and the usual suspects.

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Bay Bridge 52

We had decent morning colors on a couple of days.

Red Bellied Woodpecker 2020-1

The Red Bellied Woodpecker has a distinctive call, and it’s one of the first I learned.

Northern Flicker 2020-6

Northern Flickers are on the move.

Carolina Wren 2020-7

This Carolina Wren posed very nicely.

Magnolia warbler 2020-4

Magnolia warbler 2020-5

Magnolia Warblers are even more striking i Spring.

Scarlet Tanager 2020-2

I’m posting this lousy image because the Scarlet Tanager is a cool bird.

Red Eyed Vireo 2020-8 Red Eyed Vireo 2020-7 Red Eyed Vireo 2020-6

Red Eyed Vireo 2020-9

I used to see more Red Eyed Vireos than I do nowadays.

Common Yellowthroat 2020-8

Common Yellowthroat 2020-10

This Common Yellowthroat Warbler is headed for the tropics.

Rose Breasted Grosbeak 2020-1

Rose Breasted Grosbeak 2020-2

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks are attractive even in poor light.

Mockingbird 2020-102

Many Mockingbirds reside at Greenbury Point.

Cardinal 2020-9

Cardinals are also well represented.

Goldfinch 2020-12

There are always at least a few Goldfinches in the area.

Flycatcher 2020-7

Many Flycatchers passed through in the last week.

Black and White Warbler 2020-6 Black and White Warbler 2020-5 Black and White Warbler 2020-8

Black and White Warbler 2020-7

It’s not unusual to see a Black and White Warbler upside down.

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