A clear and sunny morning for a change. It was cold, but calm, and Sandy Point has been good to me lately, so I started there and moved to Thomas Point after a couple of hours.
There’s still plenty of action at Sandy Point, with the ice clearing up and the creeks and rivers still iced up.
Thomas Point was clear to the East and North, and there must have been 500-600 ducks, including the first Redheads I’ve seen there.
Sunrise at Sandy Point.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge at sunrise.
It seemed odd to see a Scaup and a Bufflehead so close together.
Large flocks of Canvasbacks were at both points.
Buffleheads are plentiful as well.
You can often get quite close to Ruddy Ducks.
He’s a bit distant, but I haven’t seen many Hooded Mergansers this season.
Black Ducks have also been scarce this year.
Robins used to be a sign of Spring but they’re year round residents now.
Sanderlings are perfectly camouflaged against the sand and snow.
Common Mergansers are still hanging out in the bay.
This Red Breasted Merganser was foraging at Sandy Point.
Many Canada Geese winter at Sandy Point.
This Black Backed Seagull was soaring over the beach.
This Great Blue Heron is from Saturday.
This Bald Eagle was scoping out the ducks at Thomas Point.
Redheads seem to be plentiful this year.