With all of the nice weather the backwaters have warmed up and we have been running off-site rentals as well as a tour yesterday. A fantastic day to be on the water – we saw at
least 100 Diamond Back Terrapins many adults with juveniles. The Osprey are all working on their nests. We saw Blue Herons, hundreds of gulls, egrets, a pair of Oyster Catchers, Terns, Mergansers, Brant and numerous other species. One of the nice things about this time of year is the water where we run our tours is crystal clear affording great viewing of the activity below the water which yesterday included our first Horseshoe Crabs of the season. Here is a short clip of the birds and activity that we encountered in the salt marsh!
On a rental on Monday we saw two Bald Eagles chasing each other along with lots of woodland species including Chickadees, Bluebirds, Titmice, Goldfinch
and a very pretty Prothonotary Warbler!