Bald Eagle at Blackwater NWR.

I tried Lake Artemesia yesterday and didn’t find very much. Today’s expedition to Blackwater was better, but didn’t produce anything new and exciting.

Still, the weather was excellent, and there were plenty of birds to look at, even if they were a bit pedestrian. It won’t be long before we’re getting some classy migrating ducks.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-35

This Greater Yellowlegs was spooked by a Northern Harrier.

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Great Egret 2017-141

A few Great Egrets are still hanging around.

Great Blue Heron 2017-94

Great Blue Heron 2017-95

This Great Blue Heron just stared right back at me.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-78

I assume the Red Headed Woodpeckers will stay through the Winter.

Northern Flicker 2017-7

Several Northern Flickers seemed to be migrating through.

Forster's Tern 2017-124

Forster's Tern 2017-125

Many Forster’s Terns hang around Blackwater.

Wood Duck 2017-91

This Wood Duck was at Lake Artemesia yesterday.

Canada Goose 2017-44

About 50 Canada Geese were resting at Lake Artemesia.

Red Eyed Vireo 2017-6

This Red Eyed Vireo was also at Lake Artemesia.

Cardinal 2017-17

A very attractive Cardinal.

Blue Winged Teal 2017-1

Blue Winged Teal 2017-2

I didn’t know these were Blue Winged Teal until I took a closer look.

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Bald Eagle 2017-168

There were many active Eagles today.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 25


Delmarva Fox Squirrel 26

I saw six Delmarva Fox Squirrels today, a record for me.


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