July 23, 2012

Another hot day, but I decided to try changing my luck and went to Sandy Point State Park this morning. This is a 786 acre park right on the Chesapeake Bay, at the Eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
There is a fee, but I had read about the “Golden Age” pass, which was granted quickly, and gives me free entrance to all MD State Parks. A good deal.
From the web site:”Wildlife viewing and bird watching are favorite pastimes for many park visitors. Sandy Point’s location on the Eastern Flyway makes it an ideal location for viewing a large variety of woodland, marsh and migratory waterfowl”

Great Blue Heron (Juvenile)

The Great Blue Heron (Juvenile) has yet to get is adult colors or plumage. He was not nearly as wary as an adult.

Eastern Kingbird

These Eastern Kingbirds were very active, and feeding well.

Black Vulture

There was a flock of 20 or so Black Vultures hanging out at the dumpster.

Bluebird (Juvenile)

Bluebird

Bluebird

There were several Bluebirds, including this male and a juvenile.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

This Mockingbird, like many of his brethren, was perched at the top of his tree, proclaiming multiple songs loudly.

Savannah Sparrow

The Savannah Sparrow is another prolific songster.

Red Admiral

According to my Audobon Android app, this is a Red Admiral.
I’m disappointed it isn’t sharper, but it’s the first I’ve seen.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Someday I’ll get names for these guys.

Great Crested Flycatcher

Despite its name, this Great Crested Flycatcher was catching dragonflies and grasshoppers.

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