Bonaparte’s Gull at Jonas Green Park.

I tried for more sunrises at Possum Point, and got a couple, then  a few gulls and Ospreys, but not much else.

I’d heard there were some gulls at Jonas Green Park, and I found a flock of 30 or so Bonaparte’s Gulls and a warbler.

Quiet Waters is still the best place, so I spent a couple of hours there and got a few decent shots.

Possum Point 62

“It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea.” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Horned Grebe 82

Horned Grebes are still plentiful.

Mallard 139

Mallard 142

Mallard 140

There’s usually a Mallard in my favorite Quiet Waters cove.

Osprey 306

Osprey 305

Ospreys are thriving around the Chesapeake Bay.


House Finch 100

This is the first House Finch I’ve seen in a while.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 202

This Yellow Rumped Warbler always seems to be in the same area at Jonas Green Park.

Starling 100

I usually skip Starlings, but this flight shot came out OK.

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This Downy Woodpecker was feeding at Quiet Water.

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Bonaparte's Gull 100

A small, graceful gull with bright white patches in its wings, the Bonaparte’s Gull winters near people, but breeds in the isolated taiga and boreal forest.