Monday, August 14, 2006

Our Trip to the Island of Ponies

Herring gulls and laughing gulls on Chincoteague.

We saw hundreds of egrets and herons on Assateague, and I finally got to see a green heron!

Sundown over Chincoteague.

The Atlantic as seen from the North end of Assateague Island.

A small herd of ponies. We saw quite a few, but I never seemed to have my camera ready at the right moment.

A young Tri-colored Heron - much thanks to The City Birder for helping me ID it.

My Weekend Bird List for Assateague and Chincoteague Islands

American Crow
American Robin
Bald Eagle
Barn Swallow
Black Skimmer
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Brown Pelican
Canadian Goose
Common Grackle
Double Crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
European Starling
Forsters Tern
Glossy Ibis
Gold Finch
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater Yellow Legs
Green Heron
Herring Gull
House Sparrow
Laughing Gull
Least Bittern
Least Sand Piper
Little Blue Heron
Mourning Dove
Mute Swan
Red Wing Blackbird
Rock Dove
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Turkey Vulture