Trumpeter Swans at Sandy Point.

It’s that time of year when things slow down, and there may be some kind of cicada effect this year. Is it possible I’m seeing fewer birds because they’re finding food more easily? I haven’t seen that many birds eating cicadas, but others have.

It seems odd to see Trumpeter Swans at a beach, but they’ve been seen there several times in the past couple of months. They were very cooperative and ate a lot of cicadas.

Otherwise, Bluebirds and Ospreys dominated. The water is still high at CBEC, so I haven’t crossed the bridge much. I’m keeping an eye on the Ebird reports.

Possum Point 236

Possum Point 237

Sunrise at Possum Point.

Double Crested Cormorant 2021-9

This Double Crested Cormorant was fishing at Schoolhouse Pond.

Osprey 2021-39

The Possum Point Ospreys seem to have chicks.

Yellow Breasted Chat 2021-3

Yellow Breasted Chats are often heard, but can be difficult to see.

Cedar Waxwing2021-15

A few Cedar Waxwings have been appearing here and there.

 

Eastern Bluebird 2020-54

Eastern Bluebird 2020-52

There seems to be more Eastern Bluebirds than usual.

Screech Owl 2021-26

This Eastern Screech Owl has been at Quiet Waters for quite a while.

Canada Goose 2021-104

These Canada Goose chicks were sleeping in the sand.

Cowbird 2021-5

Nobody likes the poor old Cowbird, who lays her eggs in other bird’s nests.

Goldfinch 2021-4

I’m seeing fewer Goldfinches than usual.

Eastern Bluebird 2020-54

Great Crested Flycatcher 2021-7

This Great Crested Flycatcher was at Jonas Green Park. First time I’ve seen one there.

Wood Duck 2021-137

I found this Wood Duck and her chicks at Jonas Green Park.

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Trumpeter Swan 2021-85

Trumpeter Swans are the largest flying waterfowl, reaching 30 pounds with an 8 foot wingspan.

Trumpeter Swan 2021-19The Trumpeter  Swan Society used some of my images.

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