Hooded Merganser at Lake Artemesia.

I tried Lake Artemesia yesterday with mixed results. There was very little open water, so most of the birds were out in the center of the lake, and it was hard to get good looks. A few Hooded Mergansers took pity on me and put on a show quite close.

I stopped at  Thomas Point on the way home and got some decent shots in the cove. The birds at the point were too far out.

Today I checked Possum Point early. and it didn’t look like much, so I went straight to Kent Narrows, for a change of pace. I started at the West side, which was kind of slow. I could see there were closer birds on the East side, so I went over the bridge. There were some Long Tailed ducks in range, and I got a few decent shots.

I stopped again at Thomas Point, and had about the same luck there.

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Lake Artemesia 121

Lake Artemesia.

Wood Duck 2019-12

This Wood Duck has been hanging out at Thomas Point for a month or more.

Bald Eagle 2019-7

This juvenile Bald Eagle flew over the cove.

Mallard 2019-13 Mallard 2019-12

Mallard 2019-14

The Mallards seemed to be getting frisky.

Black Duck 2019-9

This is a great place to get close looks at Black Ducks.

Bufflehead 2019-23 Bufflehead 2019-22 Bufflehead 2019-21

Bufflehead 2019-24

A small flock of Buffleheads was in the cove.

Tundra Swan 2019-18

Tundra Swan 2019-19

10-12 Tundra Swans were loafing in the cove.

Long Tailed Duck 2019-20 Long Tailed Duck 2019-19 Long Tailed Duck 2019-18 Long Tailed Duck 2019-17

Long Tailed Duck 2019-21

Several Long Tailed Ducks were feeding under the bridge.

Bald Eagle 2019-6

This Bald Eagle flew overhead at Kent Narrows.

Black Backed Seagull 2019-1

I usually see Black Backed Seagulls at Sandy Point.

Ring Billed Gull 2019-5

You can hardly avoid Ring Billed Seagulls if you’re near the bay.

Great Blue Heron 2019-9

I was lucky to catch this Great Blue Heron in the morning light.

Hooded Merganser 2019-25 Hooded Merganser 2019-24 Hooded Merganser 2019-23 Hooded Merganser 2019-28 Hooded Merganser 2019-22 Hooded Merganser 2019-21 Hooded Merganser 2019-20

Hooded Merganser 2019-26

2 thoughts on “Hooded Merganser at Lake Artemesia.

  1. hi, i really enjoy your pictures! i sent a recent blog post w/several wood ducks to my folks – they loved the pictures. wood ducks nested in their nesting box at their old place on a lake in AR.

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