I got to Blackwater around dawn, looking forward to a good day after yesterday’s wind storm. The light wasn’t all that good, but I did find a few birds early.
I went around Wildlife Drive four times, and found my owl again, as well as a few ducks.
The American White Pelicans are still hanging out.
This Cooper’s Hawk was the first bird I saw this morning.
Many Tundra Swans spend the winter.
This Red Shouldered Hawk was just a little too far away.
This Screech Owl seems to stay in the same tree for quite some time.
Hooded Mergansers seem to fly off as soon as I find them.
6 American Coots were foraging in the marsh.
I found this American Kestrel along the road.
Another perfect Great Blue Heron reflection.
This Bald Eagle was enjoying breakfast, when a juvenile came along to see if he would share.