Surf Scoters at Thomas Point.

It was a foggy morning, so I waited ’til it started to lift before I went to Thomas Point.

I checked the small cove, looking for the Wood Duck, who wasn’t present. I did see 3 American Wigeons, a bird I haven’t see much at Thomas Point. I didn’t find the Wood Duck.

The weather was better than yesterday, warmer and less windy, and many of the ducks were closer to shore than usual. I didn’t see anything cool, like a Loon or an Eider, but it’s always fun to watch the ducks feed on a nice day.

Lesser Scaup 2019-5

This Scaup is eating a mussel.

Lesser Scaup 2019-6


Redhead 2019-5

It’s hard to pass up a Redhead.

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Bufflehead 2019-14

Many Buffleheads were moving around the area.

Mallard 2019-10

This Mallard flew in from the bay.

Bald Eagle 2019-4

Many of the birds took to the air when this Bald Eagle flew over the cove.

Black Duck 2019-5


Black Duck 2019-6

There were several Black Ducks near shore.

American Wigeon 2019-2

3 American Wigeons were in the cove.

Common Goldeneye 2019-9


Common Goldeneye 2019-10

Two Common Goldeneyes were feeding together.

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Surf Scoter 2019-9

Surf Scoters were numerous.

Tundra Swan 2019-8

A small flock of Tundra Swans flew by, heading South.

Long Tailed Duck 2019-8

I saw only one Long Tailed Duck.

Song Sparrow 2019-3

If you wait long enough, you’ll see a Song Sparrow hiding in the rip-rap.

Lesser Scaup 2019-7

This Lesser Scaup was paddling slowly by.