American Avocets at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

I’ve been visiting CBEC daily for a week or so. The low water has attracted hundreds of waterfowl and provided lots of photo opportunities. The water is so low that the resident carp are dying. I’ve never seen the lake water level so low.

The Tricolored Herons are continuing, along with Terns, Sandpipers and Ospreys. It’s been too hot to stay a long time, but it’s working out.

The Avocets have been seen several times, but I was lucky to get any look at all. They flew in, circled a few times and left.

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All the mud you see is usually covered.

Snowy Egret 2021-101

I mean, we had a lot of Egrets

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I’ve see 100 or more Snowy Egrets at CBEC most days this week.

Great Egret 2021-112

This Great Egret has found an eel.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2021-1

A quick stop at my neighbor’s feeder.

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We’ve been seeing 20,or more Tricolored Herons each day.

Laughing Gull 2021-3.

Several Laughing Gulls have been visiting.

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Greater Yellowlegs 2021-23

6-8 Greater Yellowlegs are visiting.

Killdeer 2021-6

There’s often a few Killdeer in the mud flats.

Osprey 2021-55

Several Ospreys are still in the area.

American Avocet 2021-16

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12 American Avocets flew in for a brief visit.