Screech Owl at Annapolis, MD.

Screech Owl! Any Owl is a treat, but I’ve looked for this guy several times, so persistence finally paid off. He’s been around for at least a year or two in the same area, but his daytime appearances are rare,

Wood Ducks are setting up shop, Sparrows are gathering, Hawks are nesting and even a warbler or two have been seen. No birder can resist the call of Spring. A single Sapsucker was passing through, leaving his telltale sap holes.

South River 28

South River as viewed from the park.

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Wood Duck 2021-16

Several pairs of Wood Ducks are nesting in the park.

Canada Goose 2021-34

Canada Goose 2021-37

A few Canada Geese are hanging around. Will they nest here?


Carolina Wren 2021-11

Carolina Wrens are numerous and vocal.

Eastern Bluebird 2020-13

Eastern Bluebird 2020-18

Many Eastern Bluebirds live in the park.

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker 2021-3

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker 2021-2

A friend told me where to look for this Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, and I found him right away.

Dark Eyed Junco 2020-17

Dark Eyed Juncos are still numerous.

Cardinal 2021-11

You can hear Northern Cardinals singing throughout the parl.

Song Sparrow 2021-57

I see Song Sparrows 9ften, but they’re not numerous.

Downy Woodpecker 2021-10

The sound of Woodpeckers, like this Downy, reverberates throughout the park.

Dark Eyed Junco 2020-16

A shiny, freshly molted Dark Eyed Junco.,

Robin 2021-8

There are ofteh flocks of 50 or more Robins in the park.

Red Shouldered Hawk 2021-20

The Blue Jay harassed this Red Shouldered Hawk until he flew off.

Great Blue Heron 2021-8

A solitary Great Blue Heron stalks his breakfast.

Red Shouldered Hawk 2021-25

This Red Shouldered Hawk flew in as I was watching, and didn’t see me.

Screech Owl 2021-1

Screech Owl 2021-3

A real treat. This Red Morph Screech Owl is usually hard to find in the daytime.

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