White Winged Scoter at Sandy Point State Park.

It’s been another relatively slow two weeks. I’ve continued visiting Greenbury Point and other local places, which have been getting noticeably crowded.  The weather has held, but migrants have been hard to find. Palm Warblers and Kinglets were the most numerous.

I’ve managed to get out almost every day, and I added Amberly and Sandy Point to the rota. Sandy Point has been largeley disappointing, but the Scoter is cool.

I may go to CBEC tomorrow, as I’ve heard there are some good finds available there.


Downy Woodpecker 2020-12

This Downy Woodpecker was feeding at Quiet Waters.


Savannah Sparrow 2020-2

A Savanna Sparrow was foraging at Greenbury Point.

White Throated Sparrow 2020-11

White Throated Sparrows will be with us until Spring.

Palm Warbler 2020-8

Palm Warbler 2020-9

I saw many more Palm Warblers than usual.

Cardinal 2020-14

A bright Cardinal is a treat for the eye.

Eastern Phoebe 2020-7

Eastern Phoebes are still passing through.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2020-2

Yellow Rumps will be our only common warbler until Spring.

Eastern Towhee 2020-4

I saw a flock of Eastern Towhees at Greenbury Point.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-11

These birds spend a lot of time upside-down.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2020-11

Large flocks of Ruby Crowned Kinglets have been present in most places I visit.

Chickadee 2020-6

Carolina Chickadee at the Quiet Waters feeder.

Mourning Dove 2020-101

Mourning Dove at Quiet WAters.

Blue Jay 2020-3

Blue Jays may dominate a feeder.

Carolina Wren 2020-11

Carolina Wrens are very numerous.

Chipping Sparrow 2020-20

Chipping Sparrows are arriving, and may stay for a while.

Eastern Bluebird 2020-104

Eastern Bluebirds seem to be more numerous.

Brown Thrasher 2020-105

Several Brown Thrashers were passing through.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2020-13

I see Ruby Crowned Kinglets everywhere I go.

White Winged Scoter 2020-2

White Winged Scoter 2020-1

This White Winged Scoter is here a little early.


Hermit Thrush at Greenbury Point.

The last two weeks have been spotty as far as finding interesting birds is concerned. “Interesting” means migrating, for the most part.

Sparrows  are coming through in big numbers, as well as Kinglets and catbirds.  Warblers have gotten harder to find , but there’s still a few to be found.

The weather has been unusually mild, and rain has been moderate.  A good Nor’easter might bring us some good birds.

Possum Point 215

Possum Point 212

Dawn on Whitehall Bay.

White Throated Sparrow 2020-10

I saw 40 or more White Throated Sparrows.

Hermit Thrush 2020-2

I haven’t seen a Hermit Thrush in a while.

Common Yellowthroat 2020-20

Many Common Yellowthroats are on the move.

Chipping Sparrow 2020-18

Chipping Sparrow 2020-17

This Chipping Sparrow was hanging in the Butterfly Garden at Quiet Waters.

Chipping Sparrow 2020-19

Chipping Sparrows are numerous,.

Downy Woodpecker 2020-9

This Downy Woodpecker was at Quiet Waters.

Catbird 2020-12

Catbirds have been hanging out for a month or more.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2020-10 Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2020-8

Ruby Crowned Kinglet 2020-11

Large flocks of Ruby Crowned Kinglets are in many places.

Golden Crowned Kinglet 2020-2

A few Golden Crowned Kinglets are often mixed with the Ruby Crowns.

Cardinal 2020-13

There are always a few Cardinals about.