There’s the Great Horned Owl, who I spotted off in the distance up high. And there’s a little Killdeer, who was wading around below the road in a marsh area.
The Great Horned Owl was hanging out in a pine tree near Blair’s Cove and Haulover Canal when I first saw it. As I mentioned, it was pretty far away – and even with my Sigma 150-600mm lens, I didn’t get as clear a shot as I would have liked.
The Killdeer was with a group of other shore birds in a marsh along the Black Point Wildlife Drive. The others flew away, but this one was content to let me take its photo.
I almost wonder if it had a nest nearby since it seemed to feign an injured wing at one point. That’s a trademark of this bird; when it wants to try to lure intruders away from its nest, it pretends it’s injured.
And, though not new to me, I saw more Green Herons on this trip than I have ever seen before. There’s a hatchery along the Black Point Drive where adults, juveniles and very young Green Herons were hanging out.
Overall, even with it being the slow summertime for birding, it was a great trip. And I saw some creature that weren’t birds at all.