Montrose Point, August 12, 2017

We had a warm, sunny day at Montrose Point. Beautiful conditions.  We arrived at a non-peak time, we usually do. Very many starlings, House Sparrows, and female R-W Blackbirds were out. We did see one male, possibly young, R-W Blackbird as well. On the way in we saw four Double-crested Cormorants on a street lamp by the harbor.

Baltimore Oriole
The first of the two Baltimore Orioles we saw upon arriving.
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole doing some preening.
Goldfinch Waldo challenge
Goldfinch Waldo challenge (photo: my wife)
Female American Goldfinch
Female American Goldfinch (photo: my wife)
Female American Goldfinch
Female American Goldfinch (photo: my wife)
Flowers
Flowers in the middle field. Looks like mostly black-eyed susans in this view. In amongst these were the goldfinches. (Photo: my wife.)
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On the way to Montrose Point, May 12

On the way there a Baltimore Oriole flew into a tree, high up, before I got to the harbor. Across from the tree were small fields where many small birds were busy looking for food. A very good day. The pictures, though… mostly birds with their heads behind something or too fuzzy. The better ones are below.

Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
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Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Eastern Wood-Peewee
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

Conditions: 54°, light winds, mostly cloudy, 5:15-6:00pm.

Baltimore Oriole (2)
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Indigo Bunting
White-crowned Sparrows
Savannah Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Catbirds
Caspian Tern (2)
R-b Gulls
Barn Swallows
Purple Martins
Canadian Geese
Mallards
Spotted Sandpiper
House Sparrows, Grackles, R-w Blackbirds, Robins