The routine hasn’t changed much; Local parks, check the heronry, try the Eastern Shore. Graeme and I went to Bombay Hook a few days ago and saw a lot of birds, including a tree full of Night herons.
I’d been hearing the Trumpeters were in the area, but had only seen them once until I found them at Beach Road. It looks a lot like they’re building a nest, but it’s not a sure thing. I thin k that’s a relatively rare occurrence in MD, so it could be exciting.
No warblers to speak of yet, but a couple of owls and some Wood Ducks make up for it.
Many Great Egrets were in the marshes.
This Great Egret was feeding at Quiet Waters.
Many Ospreys are nesting at Possum Point.
Wood Ducks are doing well.
We found this American Kestrel as we left Bombay Hook.
A single Common Merganser showed up at Bombay Hook.
Green Winged Teal were abundant.
This Red Winged Blackbird was looking for a mate.
Mute Swans regularly breed at Bombay Hook.
We saw over ten Bald Eagles.
I counted fifteen Black Crowned Night Herons.
These Great Horned Owl chicks are doing well.
Look Closely to see this Barred Owl.
All t he birds in the heronry seem to be incubating.
This barnyard Mallard is nesting at Quiet Waters.
The Trumpeter Swans disappeared into the reeds, where they appear4ed to be making a nest.