I went to Blackwater yesterday, and it was a disappointment because the marsh was mostly ice, and very few ducks were around. I found some Snow Geese in a nearby field, and a couple of Eagles, but it was otherwise barren.
Thomas Point was much better, this morning. There were plenty of birds, and a good variety of species. calm winds, bright sun and temps in the forties made for a nice morning.
Looking East from Thomas Point.
I only found two Bald Eagles.
These Hooded Mergansers took off as soon as I found them.
These Scaup were spooked by a Black-backed Seagull.
This Bufflehead hen was foraging quite near shore.
A few Red Breasted Mergansers were around all morning.
Occasionally, Tundra Swans wander out near the middle of the bay.
This huge flock of Red Winged Blackbirds was feeding in the same field as the Snow Geese.
Two Mallards and a Scaup.
There were several hundred Snow Geese on the ground, and many flying in and out.