Long Tailed Ducks at Kent Narrows.

Yesterday, I tried Possum Point and Sandy Point for sunrise colors, but it wasn’t good enough. I haven’t been to Kent Narrows in a while, so I headed over the bridge to give it a try.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a small flock of Long Tailed Ducks right off the bat. There were plenty of other ducks around, but most were too far off for good images.

 

Today I tried Possum Point first, but it was still disappointing again, so I went to Quiet Waters. Both the river and the coves were iced up, so I went to Thomas Point. There were plenty of birds at the point, but they were distant and it was damn cold.

I stopped at the cove at the beginning of the park and found some good opportunities. I’ve been having good luck there recently.

I ended with a brief visit to my friend’s house where I got a few decent images.

South River 15

South River from Quiet Waters.

Redhead 2019-6

Redhead 2019-7

Redheads are usually not shy.

Canvasback 2019-15

This Canvas back hen was just chillin’ out.

Ring Billed Gull 2019-3

A Ring Billed Gull flew by quite low.

Canvasback 2019-14

Several different kinds of ducks were in the flock, including this Scaup.

Wood Duck 2019-10 Wood Duck 2019-9 Wood Duck 2019-8

Wood Duck 2019-11

This Wood Duck has been hanging out with the Mallards for a month or more.

Bufflehead 2019-17 Bufflehead 2019-16 Bufflehead 2019-15

Bufflehead 2019-18

Many Buffleheads were in the area.

Common Goldeneye 2019-11

Common Goldeneye 2019-12

This Common Goldeneye flew in as I was waiting.

Bald Eagle 2019-5

A Bald Eagle flew right over the cove.

Song Sparrow 2019-4

There’s always a few Sparrows in the rocks.

Ruddy Duck 2019-6

I found only a few Ruddy Ducks.

Black Duck 2019-7

There were 4-6 Black Ducks.

Tundra Swan 2019-9

A small group of Tundra Swans was foraging further from shore.

Long Tailed Duck 2019-14 Long Tailed Duck 2019-13 Long Tailed Duck 2019-12 Long Tailed Duck 2019-11 Long Tailed Duck 2019-10 Long Tailed Duck 2019-9 Long Tailed Duck 2019-16

Long Tailed Duck 2019-15

There were about 6 Long Tailed Ducks, the most I’ve seen in one flock.

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