Hooded Merganser at Thomas Point.

Yesterday I tried Bombay Hook, and it was disappointing. The ice has mostly melted, but the water birds haven’t returned in numbers.

I found a few ducks, but they were scarce, and many were too distant.

I went to Quiet Waters this morning, but it has too much ice, so I headed to Thomas Point. There were plenty of birds, but too far out for images. I did find a few good birds at my friend’s house.

Canvasback 2018-15Ruddy Duck 2018-7

Canvasback 2018-14

This Canvasback is accompanied by two Ruddy Ducks.

Bufflehead 2018-15 Bufflehead 2018-14

Bufflehead 2018-16

I don’t always get this close to a Bufflehead.

Tundra Swan 2018-14

Tundra Swan 2018-15

Tundra Swans are still abundant.

Lesser Scaup 2018-20

Only a few Scaup were present.

Black Duck 2018-1

There were many Black Ducks at Bombay Hook.

Snow Goose 2018-10

Snow Goose 2018-11

Thousands of Snow Geese were at Bombay Hook.

Northern Shoveler 2018-2

Northern Shoveler 2018-3

Northern Shovelers were feeding rapidly.

Hooded Merganser 2018-12

It’s unusual to find a Hooded Merganser at my friend’s house.

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