August 2, 2015

This morning was relatively cool and overcast, so we sat on the deck with cat and dog, and waited for birds to reveal themselves.  We heard a Red-bellied Woodpecker long before we spotted it gliding through the trees.  And high up in the trees, a flash of orange caught my eye, a male American Redstart.

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American Redstart

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Then we went for a walk with dog to Nathan Krestul Park.  My spouse was the one who first spotted a Belted Kingfisher, which I haven’t seen for a few months.  And then we saw nine White Ibis, including two juveniles, and–a first for me at Nathan Krestul–a Roseate Spoonbill feeding by the shore.

We returned to Nathan Krestul later in the morning (with camera), but the Roseate Spoonbill and its friends were gone.  I turned my attention to the field and snapped a shot of an Eastern Bluebird with a cricket.

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Eastern Bluebird

In the afternoon we visited Gram at Westminster Woods.  The first bird we saw was a Wood Stork:

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Wood Stork

From the observation deck we spotted a Green Heron:

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Green Heron