Hooded Merganser at Thomas Point.

It was cloudy this morning, so I didn’t go out until 8:00 or so. I usually stop at Quiet Waters first, but today I went straight to Thomas Point. There were a few decent birds, but mostly too far out for good images.  I did manage a decent shot of a Loon.

I then stopped at a friend’s house on Thomas Point Road, and had much better luck. She and her neighbor’s often feed the Swans, and they, as well as many ducks often congregate there. There was a decent variety today, and they were fairly close.

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This Bufflehead came quite close to shore.

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Many Mallards were swimming near the dock.

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There were probably 75 or so Tundra Swans.

 

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A single Common Loon was foraging at the point.

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This Hooded Merganser and his mate were near the entrance to the park.

2 thoughts on “Hooded Merganser at Thomas Point.

  1. Nice!! I love your stories and updates, and of course, photos. I have yet to get a good close-up bufflehead shot. You did well!

    You will have to introduce me to your friend sometime. I would love to get closer to some of these birds 😊

  2. Not all your pictures had loaded when I wrote the last comment. Amazing bufflehead shots!! The running one; tha iridescent head of the close one – fabulous!!!

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