Bird Feeder Activity at CBEC

A few days ago I took a quick jaunt over to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC), to check to see whether Tundra Swans were present close to CBEC’s entrance road at the top of Marshy Creek, one of their usual winter havens around us.  I know they are out there somewhere, I can hear them in the early morning and late evenings.

Unfortunately, I didn’t see any.  I decided to head on into CBEC anyway to see if there was any activity at the feeder just behind the Welcome Center.  It was busy with several species, including a new lifer for me, the White-throated Sparrow.

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White-throated Sparrow - A New Lifer for Me

White-throated Sparrow – A New Lifer for Me

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He was joined by several buddies….

White-throated Sparrow and Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow and Song Sparrow

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Dark-eyed Junco and black-capped chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco and black-capped chickadee

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The best part of the photo shoot were the Northern Cardinals, a favorite top-10 of mine.  There were several males and females to my delight, either at the feeder or in the bushes and marsh grass waiting their turn.  I had never had so many at one time, so I went a little nutso with them.  🙂

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White-throated Sparrow and Northern Cardinal

White-throated Sparrow and Northern Cardinal

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Male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal

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Female Northern Cardinal

Female Northern Cardinal

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Male Northern Cardinal givin’ me the eye

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Female Northern Cardinal and Song Sparrow

Female Northern Cardinal and Song Sparrow

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Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, and Song Sparrow

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I didn’t get to stay long, but the visit were worth it!   🙂

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