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 from Quiet Waters.
Kent Point Marina.
This Common Goldeneye was at my friend’s house. I don’t usually see them there.
Many Mallards were in the cove.
This Tundra Swan flew over the cove.
Thomas Point has always been a good spot for Black Ducks.
I’ve photographed this Wood Duck several times now.
This Bufflehead flew by as I was waiting.
These Surf Scoters flew into the point to feed.
Many Scaup forage regularly at the point.
Ruddy Ducks seem to be numerous all Winter.
I found this Song Sparrow at Sandy Point.
Many Dark Eyed Juncos were feeding near the beach.
Canada Geese can be found at Sandy Point most of the year.
This American Wigeon was just a little too far away.
I don’t see Gadwalls at Thomas Point very often.