Lifer! Graeme and I went to Bombay Hook NWR a few days ago. We were nearly overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of birds we saw. Small shorebirds had to be a thousand or more, and Egrets were in several tightly packed bunches. I forget what I put in Ebird, so I’ll attach the list.
We mis id’d the Ibis, thinking they were Glossies at first. My excuse is I’d never seen one before. They posed nicely.
Eagles, Terns and Gulls were also numerous. We certainly had a good morning, one of our best.
Graeme Simpson has a bird in sight.
How many egrets do you see?
Goldfinches are abundant in Summer.
Indigo Buntings will be migrating soon.
American Redstarts have been easy to find for a few days.
This Orchard Oriole is probably a migrant.
Great Crested Flycatchers were scarce all summer, and now they’re regulars.
The Trumpeter Cygnet is doing well.
Wood Ducks sharing a log with a local turtle.
These Pileated Woodpeckers are at Beach Road. I have heard them way more often than I’ve seen them.
There’s often a House Wr4en around at this time of year.
This Black and White Warbler was very entertaing for several minutes.
Fall migration is definitely underway. The Blue Winged Warbler was a real treat, but there’s been a moderate trickle of Flycatchers, Gnatcatchers, Orioles and Kingbirds as well. Greenbury Point has been very productive this year.
The Trumpeter Swans continue to do well. The cygnet seems to get bigger every day.
I had cataract surgery on my right eye today. They say I’ll be able to see colors better when they finish next month.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
This Brown Headed Nuthatch is a resident at CBEC.
Red Headed Woodpeckers have been nesting at CBEC for several years.
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are fueling up for migration.
Green Herons are common in our local marshes.
A Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, headed south.
Greenbury Point has always been reliable for Indigo Buntings.
The Blue Winged Warbler is a rare visitor.
There are a few more Orchard Orioles than usual.
Great Crested Flycatchers were hard to find earlier this year.
This Snowy Egret is using his toes as a fishing lure. He flies very slowy, and when his toes gently strike the surface, smaqll fish are often attracted and subsequently snatched up.
Forster’s Terns seem to like the fishing at CBEC.
This Caspian Tern waws at CBEC.
Eastern Kingbirds seem to gather at Greenbury Point each year.
There are many young Wood Ducks in the mash.
This Osprey lives at Possum Point.
The Trumpeter Swans seem to do nothing but preen and eat.
Cardinals are one of the frequently seen birds in my travels.
A pair of Yellow Warblers appear to be nesting at Greenbury Point.
This Blue Winged Warbler is a rare visitor during migration.