Eastern Bluebird at Thomas Point.

I started at Sandy Point again, and found a nearly gray sky from horizon to overhead. I stopped at Possum Point, and ran into two military police who seem to think Possum Point is closed until sunrise, and that sunrise is always 8:00 AM (The time of morning colors). I’ll have to sort that out next week.

Quiet Waters was next, and it was basically a bust. I saw a few Buffleheads and that was all.

Thomas Point was much better: hundreds of ducks including Scaup, Goldeneyes, Ruddys, Buffleheads, Scoters, Tundra Swans and a few passerines. Many of the ducks were too far out for good images, but a few drifted in close enough for decent pictures.

Cedar Waxwing 2018-5

A flock of Cedar Waxwings were feeding in a tree at the point.

Tundra Swan 2018-36

Several Tundra Swans flew over the Point.

Lesser Scaup 2018-26

A small flock of Scaup flew in as I was leaving.

Bufflehead 2018-62

Many Bufflehead were in the area.

Long Tailed Duck 2018-9

Long Tailed Duck 2018-10

This is a female Long Tailed Duck.

Common Goldeneye 2018-7

Several Common Goldeneye hens were foraging at the point.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2018-9

A single Yellow Rumped Warbler was feeding near the car park.

Ruddy Duck 2018-13

Ruddy Duck 2018-14

Many Ruddy Ducks were in big flocks near the point.

Eastern Bluebird 2018-15 Eastern Bluebird 2018-14

Eastern Bluebird 2018-16

Eastern Bluebirds are regulars at the point.

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