Graeme and I looked for the Hooper’s Island Snowy Owl this morning without luck. Most of the waterfowl in the area seem to have moved on.
We then took a tour of Blackwater and had somewhat better luck. There were many Shovelers, Tundras, Geese and Eagles and a few passerines.
Very windy and cold weather probably affected the numbers of birds. It certainly affected our enthusiasm.
We found this Bald Eagle on Hooper’s Island.
This Great Blue heron didn’t move for at least two hours.
Many Tundra Swans are still at Blackwater.
A few Bluebirds were feeding along Wildlife Drive.
A Downy Woodpecker was near the observation tower.
Many Red Winged Blackbirds were singing.
Northern Shovelers were more common than usual.
We found this Horned Grebe at Hooper’s Island.
This Redhead was also at Hooper’s Island.
The Red Headed Woodpecker barely moved at all.