---So I broke for lunch, settled myself on a bench on the Sandy Point boardwalk and unwrapped a sandwich I had brought from home. Soon however I stopped eating, mesmerized by an Eastern Towhee singing in the tree just above my head.
Spectrogram and wave form show repeated complexes consisting of introductory note, a trill of 3 to 4 syllables and ending in a buzzy trill
I never managed to get a good look at the bird - it remained hidden the foliage, but driving back to the exit I saw an Eastern Towhee sitting on a small juniper tree by the side of the road.
Further along the road, a Great Egret was hunting, leaning forward, stretching its neck longer and longer until it suddenly pounced on a prey in the grass. By the time I was able to get a shot, whatever it had swallowed was already half way down its gullet.
An Osprey was flying over the salt marsh.
I stopped at Ocean #1 to check out the Purple Martins.
|Purple Martin House|
|Purple Martin Adults|
|Detail: Adult Purple Martin|
|A very curious chick|
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