Hooded Mergansers at Lake Artemesia.

More birds have been arriving , and the variety is improving, The duck population isn’t quite up to snuff, but all is well for the moment.

The weather has been decent, and I’ve managed to get out most days. The Tundra Swans have been cooperative, and some ducks have posed very well.

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South River from Quiet Waters.

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We’re lucky to have a large Tundra Swan Population.

Ring Necked Duck 2019-9

Ring Necked Duck 2019-10

Ring Necked Ducks are numerous now.

Great Blue Heron 2019-60

You can find a Great Blue Heron most days.

Downy Woodpecker 2019-2

Downy Woodpeckers are usually easy to find.

Carolina Wren 2019-7

The song of the Carolina Wren can be heard in most Maryland parks.

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Many Buffleheads are in our area now.

 

Belted Kingfisher 2019-6

Belted Kingfisher 2019-7

The Lake Artemesia Belted Kingfisher has eluded me for several yeares.

Wood Duck 2019-57

It’s hard to beat a Wood Duck in good light.,

Royal Tern 2019-5

A Royal Tern from several years ago.

 

Redhead 2019-28

The simple design of the Redhead is quite attractive,

Redhead 2019-27

Canvasback 2019-34

Canvasbacks are just beginning to arrive in numbers.

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Hooded Mergansers are always a welcome sight.

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