Ring Necked Ducks at Lake Artemesia.

It’s been slow birding and crummy weather for nearly a week, so it was nice to have a decent morning for a change.

I got to Artemesia early, and there wasn’t much to see for over an hour. Canada Geese started arriving, and a few Wood Ducks and Grebes got active.

Early on, I found a few Buffleheads and Ring Necked Ducks, as well as a couple of Great Blue Herons. A decent morning, all things considered.

I’m throwing in a few images from other brief recent trips.

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Quiet Waters Cove.

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Lake Artemesia.

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A pair of Wood Ducks was cruising the lake.

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A few Bufflehead were feeding near shore.

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I just barely got a look at this Great Blue Heron.

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I found this Mallard at Thomas Point.

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The Tundra Swans have returned!

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This Bald Eagle flew over just as I arrived at Thomas Point.

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There were 20 or more Ring Necked Ducks cruising the lake.

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