It’s been a week, but a busy and somewhat productive week. We’re finally getting some migrants with regularity.
Where to go? I’ve tried a few places without much luck, but it’s often a crapshoot even at peak migration. I’m getting too old for all day marathons, so I’m usually just hitting two or three places.
Anyway, here’s the best stuff from the last week.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
This Spotted Sandpiper was at Jonas Green Park.
Mallards are plentiful at Quiet Waters.
This Eastern Bluebird has found a nice breakfast.
Yellow Breasted Chats, with their bizarre song, are always a treat to find.
Lincoln’s Sparrow is an unusual find, and only happens during migration. This one was at Greenbury Point.
Orchard Orioles are present at Greenbury Point, but will they stay?
I wanted better light for this Carolina Chickadee.
Worthy of inclusion only because it’s a Common Goldeneye, and should be way North of here.
Common Yellowthroats are singing in every marsh.
This Great Blue Heron flew right into the sunrise.
There are dozens of Black Vultures at Sandy Point, often gathered ’round the dumpsters.
The Red Winged Blackbird may be our most numerus bird.
You can’t go far without hearing a Cardinal.
Swamp Sparrows have just arrived, and some will stay to breed.
This Osprey was resting at Possum Point.
This Cooper’s Hawk and his partner, flew overhead this morning at Possum Point.
Double Crested Cormorants are regulars at Possum Point.
Many Gray Catbirds are feeding at Greenbury Point.
This Baltimore was nesting at Buddy Attick Park.