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.

Horned Grebe at Quiet Waters

More lousy weather today. Shortly after I got to Quiet Waters the rain started falling intermittently, so I didn’t get to see much. Thomas Point was disappointing again as well.

Cove

I walked through the mud and reeds to get to the very end of my favorite cove.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

I know where the Heron walks.

Horned Grebe

There weren't many birds around, and this Horned Grebe was the only close one.

Downy Woodpecker at Quiet Waters

Good weather today, but the ducks are still in short supply. I found a few at Quiet Waters, but Thomas point was nearly barren.

Jonas Green

Annapolis from Jonas Green Park.

Great Blue Heron

This Great Blue Heron was looking for breakfast.

White Throated Sparrow

This White Throated Sparrow was watching me.

Bufflehead

I found these Buffleheads at Quiet Waters.

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Ducks will be around for several months.

Downy Woodpecker

This Downy Woodpecker landed very close to me.

Hooded Mergansers at Quiet Waters

It was another of those days where I wondered if it was worth going out at all. Gray, cloudy, wet and threatening.
I took a chance and went to Quiet Waters and Thomas Point anyway. I did find a few birds at Quiet Waters, but nothing at all at the point.

Great Blue Heron

This is a favorite spot for Great Blue Herons.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

This Bald Eagle flew right over my head as I was leaving the park.

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

A single pair of Hooded Mergansers was diving in the cove.