Birding at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

An Osprey Enjoying Sushi at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
An Osprey Enjoying Sushi

Saturday morning started chilly but clear. The weather folks promised 66 degrees. So Jim and I bundled up in layers and headed over the Bay Bridge to spend the day birding at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Horsehead Maryland. We saw some cool stuff (including forty-five bird species!) Here are some highlights in pictures and stories.

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Finding Brown-Headed Nuthatches in Maryland

Brown-Headed Nuthatch we found near Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center's observation platform
Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Looking to find Brown-Headed Nuthatches in Maryland? This past weekend, Jim and I went out in search of one. Now, if you live in the southeastern US, you might be thinking, “Ho, hum. I see those all the time. What’s the big deal?” But here in central Maryland, it is not a nuthatch we see often. They don’t stop by our house and aren’t usually found in our local woods. So we had to go just a little further afield to find one.

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