Snowy Owl at Eastern Neck NWR.

A Snowy Owl was reported at Eastern Neck, so I gave it a try, with mixed results. My trip last year was a major disappointment, as I missed all the good birds.This year was better, but not a major success. The Owl was too far away, and there wasn’t the variety of birds I’d hoped to see.

Still, the hour and a half trip wasn’t a total loss, and I may try again before the season is over.

Eastern Neck 2

The marsh boardwalk.

Ruddy Duck 2017-14

Ruddy Duck 2017-15

A small flock of Ruddy Ducks was feeding near the bridge.

Black Duck 2017-9

A few Black Ducks were foraging near the Tundra Swans.

American Wigeon 2017-6

Several American Wigeons were following the Tundra Swans.

Great Blue Heron 2017-126

I spooked this Great Blue Heron.

Bald Eagle 2017-214

A juvenile Bald Eagle flew overhead.

Tundra Swan 2017-68 Tundra Swan 2017-67

Tundra Swan 2017-69

A couple of dozen Tundra Swans were in the cove.

 

Eastern Bluebird 2017-14

I found this Easter Bluebird at Possum Point yesterday.

Snowy Owl 2017-1

That little white dot is a Snowy Owl. He stayed 300-400 yards away all morning.

 

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