We’ve had another period of bad weather and scarce birds, but things are starting to look better.
I found a few birds at Blackwater yesterday, and did well at Thomas Point this morning. The better ducks are just starting to get here and I expect things to pick up soon. In the meantime, I’m paying more attention to the local birds, as I should be in any case.
Sunrise at Blackwater.
Very cool bird feeder at The Visitor Center.
Part of Wildlife Drive.
I’m starting to see Buffleheads everywhere I go.
This Eastern Bluebird was showing off at Thomas Point.
This Lesser Scaup was at Oakley Street.
There are many Song Sparrows at Thomas Point.
Mallard on the left, Northern Shoveler on the right.
I found this Mallard at Truxtun Park.
This Mallard was a flyby at Thomas Point.
I’m seeing only a few Great Blue Herons.
I was lucky to see this Northern Harrier at Blackwater.
It’s still easy to find Bald Eagles at Blackwater.
This Ring Billed Gull was at Blackwater.
There were many Northern Pintails.
The Tundra Swans have settled in at Thomas Point.
This Goldfinch was foraging at Blackwater.
I saw very few Long Tailed Ducks last year.