It’s still very slow here, but I saw a pair of Wood Ducks at Quiet Waters today, so thing are looking up.
I’ve been sticking close to home, as there doesn’t seem to be a lot of action anywhere close, and Ocean City is just too far. I’ve been to CBEC and Kent Narrows, as well as Lake Artemesia, and we’re not getting much in the way of variety. Last year was significantly better in terms of diversity.
Julia’s Place is an Ebird hotspot on Thomas Point Road where a friend lives. Julia is a collared Tundra Swan who’s been seen in the area for several years.
So, here’s some of last week’s best images.
There is a large flock, 000 or more, of Canvasbacks hanging out.
The Redhead, on the left, can be mistaken for the Canvasback in poor conditions.
Only a pro could ID this Canvasback Drake.
This is a Redhead hen.
There’s usually 15-20 Canada Geese in the area.
I don’t get this close to many Black Ducks.
70-80 Tundra Swans are spending the Winter.
Many Mallards hang out near the shoreline.
There were only a few Buffleheads.
Many White Throated Sparrows hang out in the woods.
This Great Blue Heron was at Lake Artemesia.
This Common Goldeneye was also at Lake Artemesia. In the past, it was much more likely to see this bird at Thomas Point, wher4e I haven’t seen any this year.
There are a few Hooded Mergansers in the Area.
Ring Necked Ducks seem to like Lake Artemesia.