Mallards at Thomas Point.

I’m featuring a Mallard image because it’s pretty good, and I probably haven’t done much with Mallards on the past. I’m prejudiced in favor of other birds, I think.

It’s been a decent week or so; good weather, good enough birds, and good political news.

I’m still looking around for vagrants, but not finding much in the last few days. Looking for Siskins means finding Goldfinches, who feed on the same gumballs. Lots of Bluebirds and Sparrows, also. Hawks and Woodpeckers as well as a few Ducks, made for variety.

Tufter Titmouse 2021-2

The Tufted Titmouse is sort of plain, so you need a good setting.

Tufted Titmouse 2021-1

Bufflehead 2021-1 Bufflehead 2021-8

Bufflehead 2021-2

Buffleheads are here in large numbers.

Canvasback 2021-2

Canvasback 2021-1

Many Canvasbacks are in the area.

Long Tailed Duck 2021-4

Long Tailed Duck 2021-1

This Long Tailed Duck is a first year male who doesn’t have his adult plumage yet.

Surf Scoter 2021-3

Surf Scoter 2021-1

There seem to be fewer Surf Scoters than usual.

Pine Siskin 2021-1

I haven’t seen the Pine Siskins in a week.

Eastern Bluebird 2020-1

t’s hard to beat an Eastern Bluebird in good light.

Carolina Chickadee 2021-1

Chickadee 2021-1

This Chickadee seems to be a neat eater.

Tundra Swan 2021-5

Tundra Swan 2021-2

A large flock of Tundra Swans stays in the are all Winter.

Lesser Scaup 2021-3

There’s a few Lesser Scaup hanging around.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-1

Learn the song of the White Breasted Nuthatch and you’ll hear them often,

Dark Eyed Junco 2020-1

I suspect there are more Dark Eyed Juncos than I’m finding They have great camouflage.

Red Tailed Hawk 2021-1

I wonder if this is the same Red Tailed Hawk I saw last month.

Carolina Wren 2021-1

Carolina Wrens blend in well.

Black Duck 2021-1

There’s usually a few Black Ducks in the area.

Canada Goose 2021-1

Canada Geese will kick up a fuss occasionally.

Red Bellied Woodpecker 2021-2

I often hear Red Bellied Woodpeckers, but they don’t pose this well.

Mallard 2021-1 Mallard 2021-3 Mallard 2021-2

Mallard 2021-1

Mallards can be enthusiastic at times.