Gadwalls and Wigeons at Thomas Point.

I tried Kent Point yesterday in hopes of finding a reported Snowy Owl, but had no luck. I found a few sparrows at Sandy Point, but not much else.

Today, I started at Sandy Point again, but it was quite uninspiring, so I went to Quiet Waters around 7:15.

All the water I could see was frozen, including South River, which was ice free yesterday.

Thomas Point was the savior, once again. There were plenty of distant birds, but a few were close enough for good images. There’s a small cove near the park entrance that’s been productive lately, holding many Mallards, a few Black Ducks and the resident Wood Duck drake who’s a little North of his Winter range.

I also made a brief stop at my friend’s house.

South River 14

South River from Quiet Waters.

Kent Point Marina 1

Kent Point Marina.

Common Goldeneye 2019-8

This Common Goldeneye was at my friend’s house. I don’t usually see them there.

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Mallard 2019-9

Many Mallards were in the cove.

Tundra Swan 2019-7

This Tundra Swan flew over the cove.

Black Duck 2019-4

Thomas Point has always been a good spot for Black Ducks.

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Wood Duck 2019-7

I’ve photographed this Wood Duck several times now.

Bufflehead 2019-10

This Bufflehead flew by as I was waiting.

Surf Scoter 2019-4

These Surf Scoters flew into the point to feed.

Lesser Scaup 2019-4

Many Scaup forage regularly at the point.

Ruddy Duck 2019-3

Ruddy Ducks seem to be numerous all Winter.

Song Sparrow 2019-2

I found this Song Sparrow at Sandy Point.

Dark Eyed Junco 2019-1

Many Dark Eyed Juncos were feeding near the beach.

Canada Goose 2019-8

Canada Geese can be found at Sandy Point most of the year.

American Wigeon 2019-1

This American Wigeon was just a little too far away.

Gadwall 2019-1

I don’t see Gadwalls at Thomas Point very often.