Peregrine Falcon at Lake Artemesia.

It’s been another slow week. Ducks are trickling in, but not in numbers yet. The birds I’m finding at Thomas Point are numerous, but staying too far out for good images.

We lost a day or two to weather, but I got out most days. Quiet Waters has been particularly lousy this year, and Thomas Point is only just starting to pick up.

Anyway, the Falcon was a nice surprise. Maybe I’ll get to the Eastern Shore next week.

Ruddy Duck 2019-15

I’m not seeing as many Ruddy Ducks as usual.

Ring Necked Duck 2019-11

Ring Necked Ducks are easy to find at this time of year.

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-107

I found four Pied Billed Grebes this morning.

Long Tailed Duck 2019-39

Long Tailed Duck 2019-40

This Long Tailed Duck was at Thomas Point.

Hooded Merganser 2019-42

Hooded Merganser 2019-43

Hooded Mergansers have just begun arriving.

Bufflehead 2019-73 Bufflehead 2019-71 Bufflehead 2019-70

 

Bufflehead 2019-74

Buffleheads are in most places I visit.

Wood Duck 2019-58

Wood Duck 2019-59

This Wood Duck is still hanging out at Thomas Point.

Tundra Swan 2019-99 Tundra Swan 2019-98 Tundra Swan 2019-97 Tundra Swan 2019-96 Tundra Swan 2019-95 Tundra Swan 2019-94 Tundra Swan 2019-93 Tundra Swan 2019-92 Tundra Swan 2019-91 Tundra Swan 2019-90 Tundra Swan 2019-89 Tundra Swan 2019-88 Tundra Swan 2019-87 Tundra Swan 2019-86 Tundra Swan 2019-85

Tundra Swan 2019-100

Many Tundra Swans are here for the Winter.

Surf Scoter 2019-10

There are hundreds of Surf Scoters at Thomas Point.

Redhead 2019-32 Redhead 2019-29

Redhead 2019-33

I often see Redheads at my friend’s house.

Mallard 2019-44

A Fall Mallard.

Lesser Scaup 2019-35

Lesser Scaup are here in good numbers.

Canvasback 2019-37

Only a few Canvasbacks are here at the moment.

Black Duck 2019-15

I got close to this Black Duck.

Peregrine Falcon 2019-4 Peregrine Falcon 2019-3 Peregrine Falcon 2019-2 Peregrine Falcon 2019-1

Peregrine Falcon 2019-5

I seldom see Peregrine Falcons, and this is only the second at Lake Artemesia.

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