On Saturday, a friend from my bird club and I birded Violettes Lock at the C&O Canal and Hughes Hollow. One of the birds I really wanted to see was the Green Heron. I was lucky to spot this one below almost as soon as we arrived at Hughes Hollow. A list of the birds seen at Hughes Hollow included two Green Herons, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, two Red Shouldered Hawks, RT Hummingbird, a wren, Mallards, Yellow Billed Cuckoo and a few swallows.
Green Heron at Hughes Hollow
Hummingbird Clearwing moth
Ruby Throated Hummingbird at Thistle. I see a tiny dot on its throat this might be a juvenile male RT Hummingbird.
Great Blue Herons and DC Cormorant at Violettes Lock and on the Potomac River. I really was looking for a Black Tern that had been spotted previously in the area. No luck on finding the Black Tern so my search for a Black Tern goes on.
I was amazed at all the dragonflies, skimmers and moths we saw. They might deserve a post of their own.
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