I went to Eastern Neck NWR a couple of days ago and it was a major disappointment. I’ve heard good things for years, but a 70 mile trip didn’t appeal, and I picked exactly the wrong time. I got only a couple of images, and nothing exciting.
Yesterday I stayed local and didn’t find much at all.
Today was back to Backwater, which was much more productive. Eagle were abundant, a few hawks showed up and a few ducks as well, and the weather was perfect.
Northern Shovelers are still abundant.
On a calm day you can get some wonderful reflections like this Great Blue heron.
The American White Pelicans are still hanging out.
This Horned Grebe was at Thomas Point.
Buffleheads also at Thomas Point.
This Canvasback was at my friend’s house.
These Scaup were the only interesting birds I found at Eastern Neck.
A view of Eastern Neck NWR.
Many Eagles were active today.
Hooded Mergansers were more cooperative than usual today.
Tundra Swans are still numerous.
I was lucky to spot this Cooper’s Hawk by the side of the road.