Horned Grebe at Hooper’s Island.

There was a Snowy Owl reported at Hooper’s Island, which is just a few miles from Blackwater, and I took a look this morning. By the time I got to Blackwater, the fog was so thick that I waited a while before heading to the Hooper’s Island bridge.

Alas, my lack of Snowy Owl luck continued, and I found only a few birds, and in poor light.

At Blackwater, there were thousands of Geese feeding in the surrounding fields, which gave some good photo opps.

Still the fog continued for quite some time, and the light never got really good. I’m including a few images from yesterday’s trip to Possum Point and Quiet Waters.

Bald Eagle 2018-23

You can usually find a Bald Eagle perched along Wildlife Drive.

Snow Goose 2018-19 Snow Goose 2018-18 Snow Goose 2018-17

Snow Goose 2018-20

I was able to get quite close to the large flock of Snow Geese.

Northern Shoveler 2018-8

Only a few Northern Shovelers were feeding in the marsh.

Great Blue Heron 2018-10

There were two Great Blue Herons standing in the shallow water.

Bufflehead 2018-24

I got this image just as this Bufflehead rounded the corner at Possum Point.

Black Backed Seagull 2018-1

You can usually find a Black Backed Seagull at Possum Point.

Red Breasted Merganser 2018-13

Red Breasted Merganser 2018-14

10-12 Red Breasted Mergansers were feeding near the point.

Canada Goose 2018-5

This Canada Goose was the only image I got at Quiet Waters.

Horned Grebe 2018-4

This Horned Grebe and two companions were foraging right under the bridge.

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