Lifer! Graeme and I went to Bombay Hook NWR a few days ago. We were nearly overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of birds we saw. Small shorebirds had to be a thousand or more, and Egrets were in several tightly packed bunches. I forget what I put in Ebird, so I’ll attach the list.
We mis id’d the Ibis, thinking they were Glossies at first. My excuse is I’d never seen one before. They posed nicely.
Eagles, Terns and Gulls were also numerous. We certainly had a good morning, one of our best.
Graeme Simpson has a bird in sight.
How many egrets do you see?
Goldfinches are abundant in Summer.
Indigo Buntings will be migrating soon.
American Redstarts have been easy to find for a few days.
This Orchard Oriole is probably a migrant.
Great Crested Flycatchers were scarce all summer, and now they’re regulars.
The Trumpeter Cygnet is doing well.
Wood Ducks sharing a log with a local turtle.
These Pileated Woodpeckers are at Beach Road. I have heard them way more often than I’ve seen them.
There’s often a House Wr4en around at this time of year.
This Black and White Warbler was very entertaing for several minutes.
A juvenile Baltimore Oriole, headed South.
This Chestnut Sided Warbler was a surprise.
We saw hundreds of Great Egrets at Bombay Hook.
Several Bald Eagles were fishing in the pools.
There many huge flocks of egrets.
We saw a dozen or more black Necked Stilts.