More Birds at Eastern Neck NWR


Surrounded by the Chester River, Eastern Neck Island is 2,285 acres and hosts the Eastern Neck NWR.  It is accessible by crossing the Eastern Neck bridge to the island.  The refuge includes a ramp nearby for launching small boats and kayaks.


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Eastern Neck Island bridge and pedestrian walk (people fish from the bridge)
(photo taken from the island refuge side)

Here are some of the other birds I captured during my visit December 26th at the refuge.


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Ring-billed Gulls


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American Wigeons


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American Robin


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Song Sparrow


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Swamp Sparrow


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Canada Geese


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Red-tailed Hawk


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Great Blue Heron


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Downy Woodpecker (male)


This fella gets two photos posted, he is just too adorable and the holly berries in the background gave a nice bonus to the shots.


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Downy Woodpecker (male)


I’ve planned one more post for this day’s visit to the refuge, sharing the Bald Eagles I encountered……forthcoming!


47 thoughts on “More Birds at Eastern Neck NWR

    • Thank you, Lisa! I was disappointed I didn’t get the Swamp Sparrow focused but I shared it anyway, I’ve not seen many of them. This one was at the same location as a few weeks ago. I’ll be back there soon to look for him/her again for some better shots! πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year to you too!

    • Yes I did!! πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ€— I am seeing more Downies this past few months than I ever have before; and I still cannot get enough of them, such cutie pies. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you and I am happy you like the IDs! I find it annoying lol if someone posts lots of birds’ photos but they don’t ID them AND then I’ll not know what one is myself. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Simon! With its remoteness, this refuge is not so frequented by tons of visitors. Which I love! πŸ™‚ I’m learning more each time I go of the areas and cool spots I’m enjoying to hang out for bird sightings. And by all means, next time I’d love for you to tag along! 😁

  1. Between your years near Blackwater and now Eastern Neck youths each planned your home locations wisely! Great pictures!

    • Thank you, Barbara, it was a great and delightful morning! Even the little birds were excited to see me! πŸ˜‰ It was nice too, I needed some of that Mother Nature crisp fresh air!

  2. A lovely collection Donna from this island. Islands are often great bird spots as they have less human traffic. Love the Downy Woodpecker profiles, beautiful !

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