Tundra Swans at Thomas Point.

When I started this blog in 2012, I found a collared Tundra Swan at Hillsmere Beach,. not far from here. She’s hanging out near Thomas Point, now, and I’ve photographed her in previous years. You never know  how well a given bird will fare in the wild, so it’s always a mild relief to see she’s made it another year.  “She”, because the locals who feed her have nicknamed her “Julia”.

In the last week or so I’ve stayed very local to avoid crowds and keep costs down. The USA is experiencing a large surge, and I suspect obeying the rules is the right way to go.

So, it’s mostly passerines because the ducks are just starting to get here. I’ve been hanging out near the feeders, as there’s not much else going on yet.

Song Sparrow 2020-14

Even the ubiquitous Song Sparrow looks good in the right setting.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-39

You can’t help but smile as you watch a White Breasted Nuthatch feed.

Cardinal 2020-29

Cardinal 2020-30

This Cardinal seems especially bright.

Downy Woodpecker 2020-32

Several Downy Woodpeckers show up at the feeders.

Blue Jay 2020-5

I found this Blue Jay near Thomas Point.

Bufflehead 2020-33

Bufflehead 2020-34

There seems to be more Bufflehead than usual this year.

Tundra Swan 2020-48

40-50 Tundra Swans are wintering along Thomas Point Road.

Canvasback 2020-44

Canvasback 2020-46

Canvasbacks are just starting to arrive.

Eastern Bluebird 2020-113

Eastern Bluebird 2020-112

This Bluebird appears to be freshly molted.

Chickadee 2020-18

The song of the Chickadee always announces their presence.

Dark Eyed Junco 2020-9

Dark Eyed Juncos are shy.

Yellow Billed Cuckoo 2020-104

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2020-6

I found this Yellow Rumped Warbler at CBEC.

Black Scoter 2020-1

Several Black Scoters are feeding at Thomas Point.

Hooded Merganser 2020-17

I’ve found several Hooded Mergansers.

Gadwall 2020-2

This Gadwall was at Jonas Green Park.

Canada Goose 2020-107

Many Canada Geese are still in the area.

Tundra Swan 2020-47

This is Julia, the collared Tundra Swan.

Tundra Swan 2020-46 Tundra Swan 2020-44

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