Here are some photographs from a May 2016 trip to Delaware (Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge). This trip was during migration.
See just a field? Zoom in! There is a Horned Lark running about feeding.
Now I recognize him! See the characteristic black mask and buff chin.
And we are just getting started. This was the evening before the actual day out. It was raining lightly, so I was pleased to see any birds.
Purple Martins hanging out
Incoming (from the right)
Yellow Warbler (singing “sweet-sweet-sweet-litt-le-more-sweet”)
I captured the Red-winged Blackbird (and almost all of the marsh-bird photos) from my car. Bombay Hook has thirteen miles of road that winds through the marsh and forest.
Great Black-backed Gull immature (foreground) Bald Eagle consuming tortoise (background)
Gull and Semipalmated Plover (left background)
Dunlin (these were quite abundant)
Mixed crowd of Sanderling (little birds) and Dunlin (bigger black-bellied birds)
Black-necked Stilt foraging
Iceland Gull (exciting!)
Great Egret (the wise old man)
Sedge Wren (formerly called the Short-billed Marsh Wren)
Another glossy Common Grackle
a more regal shot of the Red-winged Blackbird
Great Black-backed Gull
the Black-necked Stilts taking off (I’ve never seen anybody move so fast on stilts)
Great Blue Heron
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
And last but not least, the sneaky fox: