As well as osprey
The cliff swallows were very active as dusk neared. They look very similar to tree swallows in silhouette but are easily distinguished if their color can be seen.
A red winged blackbird was making its mating calls in some reeds near us….the breeze swaying his perch.
As we neared the end of hike there was oystercatcher on a nest. This one had even less protection than the one at Two Mile Beach. I was zooming in as much as the light would permit so we weren’t close enough to alarm the bird…but it was watching us very carefully.
The moon was visible about the wetlands as the light shifted to dusk.
The lighthouse at South Point was visible from the trail too.
And then I couldn’t resist some sunset pictures…stopping for a few seconds several times as we continued hiking back to the cars.
It was a great way to end a day that had started with wake up at 3:30 AM and in the field by 5:30. So many habitats (forest, beach, wetlands) and birds…all in one day!