Brant at Sandy Point State Park

The weather seemed iffy last night, but I awoke to nearly cloudless skies and decided to visit Sandy Point, where some decent seabirds have been seen lately. I’m not really a seabird guy, but it seemed like a pilgrimage I should make.
The Brant was easy enough to find, and I wandered through most of the main part of the park and found a few other birds as well. A young beaver gave me my best photos of this species yet.

Beaver

Beaver

Beaver

Beaver

This Beaver was in a small pond near the marina and was much less shy than most.

Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

I saw this Red Tailed Hawk as I was leaving the park.

Red Winged Blackbird. 59Red Winged Blackbird

Ring Billed Gull 22Ring Billed Gull

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

I don’t see a lot of Northern Flickers in the open like ths one.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

This Downy Woodpecker, like most, isn’t shy when he’s foraging.

Brant

Brant

Brant

Cornell:
“An abundant small goose of the ocean shores, the Brant breeds in the high Arctic tundra and winters along both coasts. The Brant along the Atlantic have light gray bellies, while those off the Pacific Coast have black bellies and were at one time considered a separate species.”

1 thought on “Brant at Sandy Point State Park

  1. I saw the Brant too, when I was at Sandy Point Friday eve. I got some pics, but not really good ones like yours. Hey, I LOVE your beaver pictures, and know which small pond you are talking about. That is one of my favorite spots. Your third pic of the beaver is my favorite. Very cool.

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