Hooded Merganser at Thomas Point.

It’s been cold for several days, so when I saw temps above freezing today, I decided to give Thomas Point a try. Luckily, I ran into the charming Dotty Doherty, and we spent a couple of hours checking out the bird bonanza.

The creeks have frozen, so many ducks have moved further out into the bay, and we saw well over a thousand ducks of various breeds.

We also stopped at my friend’s house on Thomas Point Road, and found many swans, along with a few Mallards.

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I saw more Hooded Mergansers than usual today.

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Two Bald Eagles flew over as we were observing the swans.

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There were fewer Tundra Swans than usual.

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Many Lesser Scaup were foraging at the point.

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Some of the thousand or more ducks at the point.

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Several Red Breasted Mergansers flew by as we watched.


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