Yellow Crowned Night Heron at Greenbury Point.

It’s been nearly three weeks since I posted anything, a record, I think. I’ve been getting out most days, quitting early in the heat, but not finding much inspirational.  I’m also trying to save money on expenses, and the car eats a lot of gas.

Today was much better, and I think we’ll have good luck for a while, as migration seems to be well under way.

I’ve never seen a YC Night Heron in MD before, and there were several other Herons as well as a Baltimore Oriole.

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Morning at Possum Point.

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Most years I see many Eastern Kingbirds at this time of year.

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I didn’t see Great Crested Flycatchers as often as in previous years.

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This Baltimore Oriole is migrating South.

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There are still many Ospreys in the area.

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I’ve been seeing 3-4 Green Herons every morning.

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Goldfinches will probably be around all year.

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Thi Chipping Sparrow was at Quiet Waters.

Belted Kingfisher 2020-3

I’ve heard Belted Kingfishers at CBEC many times, but they’re tough to photograph.

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Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron, called “rare” by Ebird.

Green Herons at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

It was raining when I awoke at 3:30 AM, so I went back to bed and left the house around 7:00 . I was headed for Possum Point, but the car wanted to go back to CBEC, so that’s where we ended up.

The skies were clear and blue, and there were plenty of birds about. Egrets, Herons, Terns, Ospreys and Sandpipers were all foraging in the lake. I’m guilty of ignoring the passerines at this time of year.

I had a pleasant couple of hours before heading home, where I edited some of the photos and had a nice nap.

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Morning in The Marsh.

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A single Tri Colored Heron was feeding with the Snowys.

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Forster’s Terns feed in small flocks.

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This young Osprey will be fledging soon.

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Snowy Egrets are also numerous.

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Belted Kingfisher 2020-2

Not much of a picture, but I don’t see Belted Kingfishers at CBEC very often.

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Many Great Egrets feed at Lake Knapp.

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This Green Heron took off in the early morning light.

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Rabbit 37

This rabbit was very small.

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Deer often graze along the lake edge.


Tri Colored Heron at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

Graeme and I went to CBEC early this morning to catch the sunrise and give some photos to the Center for use in their upcoming fundraising auction. We were able to catch Dr. Wink at home and left the framed photos with her.

We got the best look yet at the Tri Colored Heron who’s been hanging around, as well as some good egrets and Ospreys.

I’ve got plenty of CBEC shots to include, as the weather has been OK all week.

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Morning in The Marsh.

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The Snowy Egrets at CBEC seem to find plenty of food.

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Forster’s Terns are still feeding daily.

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This is a relatively rare Tri Colored Heron. They’ve been regular visitors for two or three years.

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A Great Egret flies over the lake.

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The Osprey chicks are growing fast.


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I found this Yellow Warbler at Greenbury Point.

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This Caspian Tern was imitating a Skimmer at Lake Knapp.

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I’ve seen a lot of turtles recently.

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Graeme, observing from the blind.

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Dr. Wink at CBEC.