I was finding the usual suspects in Lake Knapp, scanning the multitude of egrets, when I saw a flash of pink. I had heard there were Spoonbills in MD, but nothing about birds on the Eastern Shore. I’ve seen a few of these lovely birds, but it was still s startling find. I did manage to see it again a couple of days later along with a Glossy Ibis and a White Ibis.
Here’s a few image’s. Enjoy.
I made a video in imperfect light.
A bizarre yet beautiful sight.
Tricolored Herons have become regulars at CBEC.
It’s unusual to see a Glossy Ibis at CBEC.
A Glossy Ibis feeding alongside a White Ibis (Right).
50 or more Snowy Egrets were present.
The Trumpeters picked a lovely spot when they selected Woolchurch Pond.[/caption]Yesterday I went to CBEC looking for Egrets, and I found a Tricolored Heron and a Roseate Spoonbill! I had heard that spoonbills were in the area, but it was a very nice surprise. A big blob of pink against a sea of white egret feathers.
I’ve been staying close to the Trumpeter Swans and their single cygnet, who appears to be thriving. I expect him to be flying in September.
I’ve been staying pretty close to home to save gas money and tolls. I mainly visit Greenbury Point, Jonas Green Park, Woolchurch Pond and Quiet Waters.
I’ve been seeing a few migrants, but no great influx as yet.
I’m going to post a few of my recent favorite images also.
The cygnet is about 1 months old in this image
The Trumpeters picked a lovely spot when they selected Woolchurch Pond.
I usually see Orchard Orioles every year at Greenbury Point.
This Green Heron and some of his friends were at CBEC.
I saw 40 ,or more Snowy Egrets at CBERC.
Several Great Yellowlegs were feeding in the shallows.
This is a Semi-palmated Plover.
Least Sandpipers visit CBEC often.
I found this female Blue Grosbeak at Greenbury Point.
A lone Roseate Spoonbill was foraging with the egrets.