If we had to have a pandemic, the timing could have been far worse. We’ve had some bad, windy, rainy weather, and migration is really just getting underway. A few more weeks of this will definitely make for slow birding if we can’t travel any distance.
I’ve been spending time in Quiet Waters, which is only a few blocks from home. I got to CBEC a couple of times, but nothing’s going on there yet.
So, a few images from previous years for your amusement.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
A Swamp Sparrow from yesterday.
American Redstart male. A favorite.
American White Pelican.
A Bald EAgle from 2016.
A Baltimore Oriole male.
Squabbling Barn Swallows.
We’ve been sort of locked down for a week or so. We slowed gradually over a period of several weeks, then the governor issued a stay at home order, which, fortunately, didn’t forbid birding.
We’re just coming in to Spring migration, so it might get interesting. Some spots, Like Sandy Point and Greenbury Point are closed, but, so far, plenty of places are open. I’d hate to have to be a birding pirate to get a look at a warbler.
I haven’t found much recently, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing some cool migrants very soon.
Dawn at Possum Point.
A few Canada Geese may stay at CBEC and breed.
I found this Chipping Sparrow at Quiet Waters.
A female Belted Kingfisher at CBEC .
This Heronry is near Greenbury Point. I plan to go back soon.
There are many Ospreys settling in at Possum Point, but the area is closed and likely to remain so for some time.
There must be thousands of Osprey Platforms on the bay.
Tree Swallows are very active now.
This Northern Flicker was at CBEC.