White Breasted Nuthatch at Thomas Point

The weatherman got it wrong again. “Sunny” was “Dark and Cloudy”, making for poor lighting.
I started at Quiet Waters, which is getting more active, then went on to Thomas Point, which was nearly dead. I expect we’ll be seeing more ducks soon, however.

Horned Grebe

Two Horned Grebes were feeding near the cove.

Hooded Merganser

A pair of Hooded Mergansers were swimming slowly in the cove.

Dark Eyed Junco

This Dark Eyed Junco posed for me at Thomas Point.

White Breasted Nuthatch

This White Breasted Nuthatch was very active, and it was difficult to get any shot at all.

Bald Eagles at the 450 Bridge

I had planned to go elsewhere this morning, but I decided on a quick trip to the bridge to see if my luck would improve. There were easily 5-6 eagles perched near the road, and they stayed in the area for a while.
Graeme and I then went to Quiet Waters, where we found a few more birds, but no ducks.

Belted Kingfisher

This Belted Kingfisher put on a show for us at Quiet Waters.

Great Blue Heron

We flushed this Great Blue Heron, who stayed in the tree quite a while.

Goldfinch

A lone Goldfinch was feeding in the cove.

Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gull

There were about 10 Ring Billed Gulls feeding in the shallows at the bridge.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Walk west from the bridge and you may find Bald Eagles in the trees.

Cedar Waxwing at Thomas Point

I went back to the 450 bridge again this morning, but didn’t do as well as the first time. I did notice that the eagles were very active at low tide, and it would probably be worth going back n a few days when low tide is a little later in the day.
Graeme and I then went to Thomas Point, which was pretty much a bust except for a few Cedar Waxwings.

Bald Eagle

There's plenty of Bald Eagles, but they were most active in the low light of morning.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons are very active near the bridge.

Cedar Waxwing

We found a small flock of Cedar Waxwings at Thomas Point.

Ring Billed Gull at Rte. 450

It was supposed to rain today, but it held off ’til the afternoon,so I took another look at Rte. 450 this morning. While there were plenty of eagles around, they didn’t pose as well as yesterday.

450 Bridge

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

This Bald Eagle is a juvenile.

Great Blue Heron

Several Great Blue Herons fish regularly in the area.

Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gulls seem to forage anywhere there's water.

Bald Eagles at the 450 Bridge

I heard there were several Bald Eagles at the 450 bridge, so I went there early this morning, and the rumor was correct. It appears that 6-10 have set up housekeeping there, along with a few gulls and herons.
I got some good looks and a few decent images. I’ll go back soon.

Eastern Bluebird

There were more Eastern Bluebirds than usual at Thomas Point.

Song Sparrow

Several Song Sparrows were foraging in the rocks.

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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

I shot this Great Blue Heron in low light at ISO 3200, so I'm pleased it came out as well.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle 307

Bald Eagle

I've seen lots of Bald Eagles by now, but it's still a thrill, especially when they're so close.

Common Goldeneye at Thomas Point.

“Sunny” was promised, and we got overcast. Still. it was warm enough and there was some light, so it could have been worse.
I started at Quiet Waters, and found a few birds, but I did much better at Thomas Point, where I saw some migrating ducks for a change.

Great Blue Heron

This Great Blue Heron was surveying the cove.

Bald Eagle

There were two Bald Eagles at the point.

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck

There was a small flock of Ruddy Ducks at Quiet Waters.

Common Goldeneye

Buffleheads at Thomas Point

Decent weather and decent birds for a change. I started at Quiet Waters and found a few birds, then went to Thomas Point, which was more lively than it’s been for a while.

Tundra Swan

I saw more Tundra Swans than usual.

Red Tailed Hawk

I heard a flock of Crows harassing this Red Tailed Hawk, and waited long enough to see him.

Sharp Shin Hawk

This Sharp Shin Hawk was hunting at Quiet Waters.

Northern Flicker

This Northern Flicker was just close enough for a picture.

Bufflehead

Bufflehead

Bufflehead

Buffleheads often get quite aggressive with one another.

Ring Billed Gull at Sandy Point

After several days of scarce birds, I tried to change my luck and went to Sandy Point. There’s still no large rafts of ducks, and not even many gulls. I’m guessing the warm weather is slowing migration.

Sandy Point

Looking South from Sandy Point beach.

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Bufflehead

Buffleheads were the only ducks I saw.

Herring Gull

This Herring Gull was one of the few gulls around

Bald Eagle

This juvenile Bald Eagle was hunting off shore.

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Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gull

This appears to be a juvenile Ring Billed Gull.

White Throated Sparrow at Possum Point

I was out yesterday for 3 hours without finding much at all, so I didn’t post any images. I went to Possum Point this morning trying to change my luck, and did a little better, but there still aren’t many birds around.

Seagull

This is the remains of a large gull I found at Thomas Point..

Great Blue Heron

I saw this Great Blue Heron yesterday at Quiet Waters.

Black Backed Seagull

Black Backed Seagull

Black Backed Seagulls often hang out at Possum point.

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Bald Eagle

There's a Bald Eagle nest near Possum point.

Herring Gull

This Herring Gull was lazing about at Thomas Point.

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrows are regular visitors.

White Throated Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow

I don't often see White Throated Sparrows at the point.