Black Scoters at Thomas Point

I checked out Possum Point for the sunrise, which was a bust this morning. I went to Quiet Waters next, and it was seriously slow.

Thomas Point was the hot spot this morning, and found some Black Scoters, which I hadn’t seen yet this year. They were distant, but close enough for an ID shot.

Wood Duck 2018-61 Wood Duck 2018-63

Wood Duck 2018-62

I don’t often see Wood Ducks at Thomas Point.

Long Tailed Duck 2018-18 Long Tailed Duck 2018-20

Long Tailed Duck 2018-19

There seems to be more Long Tailed Ducks than usual.

Bufflehead 2018-77

Bufflehead 2018-76

Buffleheads are plentiful.

Ruddy Duck 2018-22

Ruddy Ducks were present in large rafts.

Lesser Scaup 2018-37 Lesser Scaup 2018-36

Lesser Scaup 2018-38

Lesser Scaup were the largest group.

These are Surf Scoters.

Black Scoter 2018-1

I haven’t seen Black Scoters for a couple of years.

One thought on “Black Scoters at Thomas Point

  1. Nice collection of ducks, Hugh! And yes, a Wood Duck at Thomas Point seems very unusual. I did see Black Scoters on my drive in the other day, but not at the point. Looks like a banner year with the Long-tailed ducks–hope they stick around! As always, love your updates on the bird-happenings šŸ™‚

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