Bufflehead at Possum Point.

I may skip Sandy Point for a while. The Sun is coming up South of the bridge, and the view is getting better from Possum Point. A really good sky would make Sandy Point worthwhile.

I’ve managed to get permission to be at Possum Point an hour before sunrise, so my thanks to the Naval Support Activity admin who granted permission quickly.

Possum Point was slow, but there were good colors and a few birds.

Thomas Point had hundreds of birds, but most were still too far out for good images, My friend’s house on Thomas Point Road was very active, and I should have had my video camera with me.

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Dawn at Possum Point.

Canvasback 2018-24

I see Canvasbacks at Thomas Point every year.

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As the Sun rose, the colors in the water changed quickly.

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Buffleheads tend to be very active and fun to watch.

Lesser Scaup 2018-31

There were many Scaup, but most were quite far out.

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Many Mallards were milling about.

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These Tundra Swans were looking for a handout.

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Several Long Tailed Duck hens were feeding at the point.

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I found only a few Surf Scoters.