A Morning at Bombay Hook.

Graeme and I visited Bombay Hook a few days ago, and it was a decent enough day, but we missed all the cool birds.

Our last visit was marred by high winds, but the weather was just right this time.

Blue Grosbeak 2023-2

Bombay Hook is reliable for Blue Grosbeaks.

Tree Swallow 2023-1

Dozens of Tree Swallows nest at Bombay Hook.

Black Crowned Night Heron 2023-10

This Black Crowned Night Heron was probably hatched at Bombay Hook.

Eastern Kingbird 2023-4

Eastern Kingbirds are easy to find at this time of year.

Black Necked Stilt 2023-9

We saw a dozen or more Black Necked Stilts.

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Bald Eagle 2023-23

We found only a single Bald Eagle.

Mute Swan 2023-2

We got a good look at this Mute Swan.

Great Blue Heron 2023-72

Great Blue Herons were present in numbers.

Black Crowned Night Heron 2023-1

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This Common Yellowthroat Warbler posed nicely.

Trumpeter Swan Cygnet, Annapolis, MD.

I’ve been following a pair of Trumpeter Swans for about 4 years, and they’ve just accomplished their second successful nesting, a single cygnet probably 1-2 days old now. I\ve been checking the nest almost daily, so it was a big deal for me to fimally see this little guy.

I could tell you a lot about Trumpeter Swans, but The TrumpeterĀ  Swan Society has been protecting them for years and they have a lot of info.: https://www.trumpeterswansociety.org/

This site is about the images I got, and here they are.

This cygnet is 1-2 days old.

Harriet and James announce the hatching of Louis.

 

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Trumpeter Swans need about 200 meters to take off, a noisy and dramatic affair.

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When this Canada Goose got too close to the nest, he was quickly run off by the male (Called “Cob”, the female is called “Pen'”.

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