Note: Again, regrettably, quality is sacrificed for quantity. All photos are .jpeg in order to display more in the single post! Sorry for any inconvenience.
Assateauge National Seashore in Maryland is a spectacular area.
This April, I camped overnight on the beach and spent the day viewing the
I got up at before the crack of dawn to try and photograph the sunrise.
I did, but I also captured much more!
I saw at least 4 Life birds that day, and the morning was full of them.
The mighty Boat-tailed Grackle:
And the beautiful Brown Thrasher:
Then of course the dashing male Red-winged Blackbird:
There were avian antics everywhere, including this Song Sparrow running past our tent!
Everywhere you'd turn there would be a large flock of Double-Crested Cormorants flying overhead!
Herring Gulls were main event, however, and they put on quite a show for me at the docks:
This American Crow circled around my head at close range...an omen or a blessing?
Later in the afternoon, we paid a visit to Ocean City.
We attended the Ripley's Museum of Believe it or Not, where we saw many interesting items (headless chickens, two headed cows, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and a giant animation shark among other things..). Then we walked around the boardwalk which got old fast, I'm sorry to say, but I did see a Life bird- Laughing Gull.
Finally, on the way home, I sighted my final Life bird of the trip- Little Egret.
In all, it was a very satisfying trip birding-wise and it resulted in great photos!
Check soon for Assateague, Part 2 (Ponies),