Greater Yellowlegs at Blackwater NWR.

It’s been very slow for a few days, so I decided to try Blackwater despite the very windy forecast. It was as windy as any day I’ve been out, and I actually had trouble holding the lens in the strongest gusts. The soaring birds seemed to like it, though, and there were plenty of birds in flight.

I also found Ring Necks and Gadwalls, which I don’t often see at Blackwater.

Chickadee 2017-1

This Chickadee was at CBEC yesterday.

Great Blue Heron 2017-20

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I found this Great Blue Heron at CBEC yesterday.

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This Bald Eagle is carrying a fish.

Bufflehead 2017-48

There’s always a few Buffleheads.

Ring Necked Duck 2017-7

I seldom see Ring Necked Ducks at Blackwater.

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An adult and a juvenile Tundra Swan.

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This appears to be a flock of Dunlin.

Snow Goose 2017-19

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A thousand or more Snow Geese are still wintering at Blackwater.

Gadwall 2017-4

This Gadwall was at Jonas Green Park.

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A flock of 6-8 Greater Yellowlegs were foraging in the marsh.

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