It’s that time of year when things slow down, and there may be some kind of cicada effect this year. Is it possible I’m seeing fewer birds because they’re finding food more easily? I haven’t seen that many birds eating cicadas, but others have.
It seems odd to see Trumpeter Swans at a beach, but they’ve been seen there several times in the past couple of months. They were very cooperative and ate a lot of cicadas.
Otherwise, Bluebirds and Ospreys dominated. The water is still high at CBEC, so I haven’t crossed the bridge much. I’m keeping an eye on the Ebird reports.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
This Double Crested Cormorant was fishing at Schoolhouse Pond.
The Possum Point Ospreys seem to have chicks.
Yellow Breasted Chats are often heard, but can be difficult to see.
A few Cedar Waxwings have been appearing here and there.
There seems to be more Eastern Bluebirds than usual.
This Eastern Screech Owl has been at Quiet Waters for quite a while.
These Canada Goose chicks were sleeping in the sand.
Nobody likes the poor old Cowbird, who lays her eggs in other bird’s nests.
I’m seeing fewer Goldfinches than usual.
This Great Crested Flycatcher was at Jonas Green Park. First time I’ve seen one there.
I found this Wood Duck and her chicks at Jonas Green Park.
Trumpeter Swans are the largest flying waterfowl, reaching 30 pounds with an 8 foot wingspan.
The Trumpeter Swan Society used some of my images.