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Eastern Neck NWR – Final Bird Photos

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My last five posts shared photos of winter scenes and birds from a morning visit to Eastern Neck NWR for three hours on February 1st.  The temps were in the mid-20s°F and it was windy in open areas.

I didn’t feel much of the cold for some reason…. 🤔  Oh yea, all those birds!  😉  But you can bet it felt pretty awesome jumping back in my car to warm up while sipping hot coffee.

And now this sixth post (whew, didn’t realize it’d take this many to share one outing!) to share these final bird favorites.

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Great Black-backed Gull strolling the ice
(largest gull in the world)

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American Robins and Eastern Bluebirds puffed up together

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Song Sparrow chilling on Eastern Neck bridge

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Great Blue Heron also chilling on the Eastern Neck bridge

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Great Blue Heron

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White-throated Sparrow fluffin’ the feathers

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Canada Geese with one having something to say about the cold

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Tufted Titmouse sittin’ pretty and puffy

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Puffed-up Song Sparrow

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Red-winged Blackbirds

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This visit I more closely noticed a shoreline at low tide that I know I will return to at future low tide visits.

I liked the colors of the scattered rocks and shells providing some awesome surroundings for two birds that I luckily spotted foraging there.  A sparrow and a warbler.

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See the Swamp Sparrow blending in?

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Swamp Sparrow closeup

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I really liked the barnacles in the shots.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler making his way to the water

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Yellow-rumped Warbler going for a drink

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Being unique to my normal sightings of these two birds, I enjoyed going through the dozens of shots of the sparrow and warbler, seeing what composition played out nicely with the colors and surroundings.

I hope you enjoyed this birding adventure in my part of the world during a cold February 1st morning.  It was an awesome visit for me, one to be remembered.

I had such a great time that I’ve braved the cold and visited Eastern Neck NWR three more times since.  🙂  Egads, the photos! 🤪

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