Yellow Warbler at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

It’s still August, and the birding doldrums continue as usual. Migration is happening at least a little, because some birds, like Chats, have disappeared, and a few new ones are starting to appear, like Sandpipers.

I’ve been sticking to a routine: Check out Sandy Point for sunrise pics, possible migrating birds, Kent Narrows for a backup, then CBEC for a finale. Sometimes I check out Greenbury Point, as well.

Turkeys have been a frequent treat-I have more Turkey images this year than in all other years combined. Kingbirds, Terns, Ospreys and others are active at the moment, and I can feel a few warblers in the near  future.



CBEC Dawn, looking across Lake Knapp.

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Early morning Ospreys.

Canada Goose 2019-20

Canada Geese at dawn.

Eastern Kingbird 2019-7

These Eastern Kingbirds are moving through the area.

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Many Eastern Kingbirds are on the move.

Least Sandpiper 2019-2

Least Sandpiper 2019-1

As soon as the mudflats appear, you can count on sandpipers like these Least Sandpipers.

Least Sandpiper 2019-3

Least Sandpipers do this wing flap thing often as they are feeding.

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A Blue Jay feather.

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Wild Turkey 2019-48

I know they roost in trees, but I was surprised to see this.

Great Egret 2019-11 Great Crested Flycatcher 2019-108

Robin 2019-1

My first flight shot of a Robin.,

Great Crested Flycatcher 2019-107

Great Crested Flycatchers seem to be on the move.

Snowy Egret 2019-106

This Snowy Egret is looking for a meal.

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2019-2

There are many Brown Headed Nuthatches at CBEC, but getting close enough for a pic can be damnading.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2019-24

Red Headed Woodpecker 2019-23

A juvenile Red Headed Woodpecker in poor light.

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These young Ospreys seem to be doing well.

Mockingbird 2019-3

BCEC is a real Mockingbird haven.

Eastern Wood Peewee 2019-1

Eastern Phoebe 2019-1

These Wood Peewees are passing through.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2019-1

This Ruby Throated Hummingbird is fueling up for migration.

Green Heron 2019-12

I see several Green Herons every day.

Brown Thrasher 2019-25

Brown Thrashers are thriving.


Eastern Towhee 2019-7

Eastern Towhee 2019-6

This is a juvenile Eastern Towhee.

Yellow Warbler 2019-2

Yellow Warbler 2019-1

This Yellow Warbler was a surprise.

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I found several Eastern Box Turtles this week.





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