Graeme and I met early again and went to Possum Point to try for more sunrise images. The Ospreys were cooperative, and the Red Breasted Mergansers are still hanging around. A few Scaup and Buffleheads are still feeding there as well.
Quiet Waters was productive also, with some very cooperative birds.
Thomas Point was a bust, and I fear it’s done for the season.
This early morning fisherman spooked most of the birds out of the bay
There was lots of color in the sky this morning.
The Osprey pair is very busy repairing their nest and fishing.
We had much better light for the Red Breasted Mergansers this morning.
I found this American Coot at Truxtun a couple of days go.
This sleepy pair of Mallards was also at Truxtun.
This Chickadee is preparing a nest at Thomas Point.
We saw Horned Grebes at Beach Drive and Quiet Waters,
These Turkey Vultures were arguing over a dead fish at Quiet Waters.
My favorite Quiet Waters Great Blue Heron.
This Red Shouldered Hawk was near the entrance to Quiet Waters, and we stopped the car in the middle of the road to get close ups.
We spooked this Double Crested Cormorant at Beach Drive.
I didn’t realize this was a Gadwall drake until I saw it on the screen.
We got good looks at this pair of Hooded Mergansers at Quiet Waters.