Tricolored Heron at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

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.

Possum Point 239

Sunrise at Possum Point.

Black Crowned Night Heron 2020-3

Black Crowned Night Heron 2020-4

You can find Black Crowned Night Herons at Kent Narrows most mornings.

Green Heron 2020-15

This Green Heron was feeding at the USNA marina.

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Great Blue Heron 2021-102

Great Blue Herons will often spook as you approach in the early morning.

Osprey 2021-48

Osprey 2021-49b

It took a little doing to get this Osprey image aligned properly

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Snowy Egret 2021-28

These Snowy Egrets are spending time at CBEC.

Forster's Trn 2021-6

I’ve been seeing larger flocks of Forster’s Terns than usual.

Snowy Egret 2021-32

Least Sandpiper 2021-3

Least Sandpipers are frequent visitors at CBEC.

Common Yellowthroat 2021-1

There are many Common Yellowthroat Warblers in the marsh, but their song eludes me.

Wood Duck 2021-177

Many Wood Duck chicks are thriving at Jonas green.

Osprey 2021-47

Osprey 2021-46

A midsummer nest repair

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Tricolored Heron 2021-8

Tricolored Herons are becoming regular Summer visitors.

 

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