We’re still in the birding doldrums around here. I suspect they’re just not as plentiful, as most have finished nesting and just aren’t as active.
At this time of year I have more fun in the marshes, where there’s a good variety of species and a chance for a rarity or two, like The Tricolored Herons. (Banding Code TRHE).
Egrets have been plentiful, the Tree Swallows seem to have mostly moved, and a few Barn Swallows are still here. Passerines are elusive, and I’ve only gotten a few images.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
You can find Black Crowned Night Herons at Kent Narrows most mornings.
This Green Heron was feeding at the USNA marina.
Great Blue Herons will often spook as you approach in the early morning.
It took a little doing to get this Osprey image aligned properly
These Snowy Egrets are spending time at CBEC.
I’ve been seeing larger flocks of Forster’s Terns than usual.
Least Sandpipers are frequent visitors at CBEC.
There are many Common Yellowthroat Warblers in the marsh, but their song eludes me.
Many Wood Duck chicks are thriving at Jonas green.
A midsummer nest repair
Tricolored Herons are becoming regular Summer visitors.