Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Nice Fall Day at the Beach

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Thursday at Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County: I was after the Say's phoebe like many other local bird-watchers. A rare bird in the eastern United States, it's more common further west. (The eastern phoebe is our local "default" species of phoebe, now headed south for the winter.)

view of Sandy Point Lighthouse with phoebe on the fence

Say's Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

hundreds of starlings

herring gull

greater black-backed gull