Great Egret at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

We’ve had decent weather the last week, with little rain and tolerable temps. The water level at CBEC has remained quite low for 2-3 weeks, and the waders are taking advantage. I have never seen so many egrets there.

I had 100 Snowy Egrets today, 25 Great Egret, and 8 Tricoloreds, That’s a good day. I seem to have inadvertently popularized the place, as more photographers keep showing up.

CBEC 380

CBEC 379

Low water has revealed a lot of mud for the waders.

Redhead 2021-30

This Redhead hen should be far from here. She may be inured.

 

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Great Egret 2021-92

With so many birds competing for food, there’s the occasional disagreement.

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These Tricolored Herons have decided to roost in a tree right above my head.

Canada Goose 2021-112

About 100 Canada Geese are present each morning.

Snowy Egret 2021-62

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Glossy Ibibs 2021-4

I was startled to see these Glossy Ibis do a quick flyby.

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