Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kayaking at Mariner Point Park (Harford Cnty)

The rain kept a few paddlers away, but it stopped before the four of us launched our boats.  What a terrific area for bird watching and to view fall colors.  Here are some photos from the trip:

On the channel just after launching.
Our leader, Jack Dettner, an expert paddler.
After turning into Foster Branch
One of many Great Blue Herons
Mallards were the only ducks spotted.
The tide isn't always high enough to go through here.
It was very narrow on the other side.  We had a great look at an immature Red-tailed Hawk.
Of course the fall colors were fantastic from the Black and Sweet Gums, Red Maples, and Oaks.
Jack admiring a Red Maple.
 Bird list:
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning  Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Thanks everyone for a fun paddle!

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