Date: 9/13/18 10:18 am From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Herons
While looking at a Great Egret through my scope this morning, I was surprised to see a Tricolored Heron fly into view and land on a snag. I tried getting my camera out to take a picture, but it started raining hard and I had to head for cover. I took pictures of a Tricolored Heron on 20180902, perhaps this is the same one. The vegetation is so high that it is easy for the herons and egrets to hide from sight. My eBird list is below.
Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Sep 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Comments: Conditions: Overcast, foggy, drizzly, rainy, cool breezes once in a while.
Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 5
Little Blue Heron 4
Tricolored Heron 1 Continuing. While watching other herons a Tricolored Heron flew in and landed on a snag. Mix of blue-gray, lavender, and white with white stripe down the middle of neck.
Green Heron 2
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Common Raven 3 First heard, then observed flying over the trees on the western shore. Came from the direction of Bacontown and flew in the direction of Annapolis Junction. Two Ravens flew ahead while one lingered too long. A Red-shouldered Hawk took to the air to harass the Raven.
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