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Summer recap and some recent birding pics

Since I worked most of the summer (for a change…and for [pocket] change), I didn’t get out as much as I would have liked. We participated in a friendly birding contest in June — who could see the most species in a single county. We picked Delaware Co., PA, and came up with 77 (not enough to win, but not too bad).  We had a little time in Cape May, where we split our time between birding and beaching.

On the philosophy front, I worked pretty steadily on a book that I hope will be finished by New Year’s Day.  And I taught (and taught).

I also lost a few pounds, but need to keep it going.

In all, not a bad summer.

Now, for some recent pics.  [I am thinking of starting a new blog: Eric’s Bad Birding Blog. What do you think?]

First up, a veritable plethora of Tricolored Herons…well, five, to be exact, but that’s a large number all at once:

5 Tricolored Herons in flight (CMPSP 20120801)

Here’s a close-up of two of them:

Tricolored Herons

Here’s a shot of a Tricolored Heron, an immature Little Blue Heron, and a Forster’s Tern:

More bird pics:

Great Egret

Black Skimmer

Ruddy Turnstone

Spotted Sandpiper (sans spots)

Great Crested Flycatcher

American Redstart

Sometimes in nature, like in the rest of life, things do not work out as planned. Here’s a Greater Yellowleg (not a typo):

Greater Yellowlegs with a missing foot.

Sometimes half-a-rack’ll have to do:

Deer with 1 antler

Here are a few non-bird pics:

Muskrat with salad

Locust!

Finally, I love a good juxtaposition (don’t you?):

Non-monarch on Monarchs (it’s a Red Admiral, I think…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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