Long Tailed Duck at Lake Artemesia.

I went back to Artemesia yesterday, as no local place is standing out for migrants. For some reason, Artemesia seems to get more accidentals than other places I visit.

I picked a good day. The LT Ducks have been there a few days, and I found several other good birds as well. Many birders were visiting as well.

A quick stop at Buddy Attick didn’t find much interesting.

Cardinal 2019-1

This female Cardinal had her eye on me.

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I found this Northern Shoveler at Buddy Attick.

Forster's Tern 2019-1

Forster’s Terns aren’t often seen at Artemesia.

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-4

2 Pied Billed Grebes were cruising the lake.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2019-1

First Yellow Rumped Warbler of the year.

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Wood Duck 2019-42

Wood Ducks were very active today.

Long Tailed Duck 2019-46

Long Tailed Duck 2019-45

These birds are supposed to use freshwater lakes in the colder months, but this is the first time I’ve seen one I’ve seen outside the Chesapeake Bay.

2 thoughts on “Long Tailed Duck at Lake Artemesia.

    • I saw more LT Ducks this year than any other, but this is a first for Artemesia.
      Caspian Terns are regulars, but the Forter’s is unusual.

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