It was so cloudy this morning that I didn’t get started until after 8:00. I decided to stay at Quiet Waters for a while, and it was a good choice. There were more birds and more variety than in a long while.
The Ruddy Ducks that have been missing all Winter were there, as well as Ospreys, Eagles and Grebes.
Things are looking up!
I didn’t have quite enough shutter speed for this White Breasted Nuthatch in the shade.
Bald Eagles were numerous today.
Ruddy Ducks are usually numerous at Quiet Waters in the Winter, but not this year.
This Osprey was almost directly overhead.
Yet another Eagle/Osprey dispute.
Horned Grebes seem to be everywhere this week. They’ll be leaving to breed in Canada soon.
You can often find Double Crested Cormorants at Quiet Waters, but not in large numbers.
I found this Robin in my front yard when I got home.
This is the first Yellow Bellied Sapsucker I’ve seen in quite a while.