Birding in the Cold at Quiet Waters

Temps were in the 20’s once again this morning, but the wind was low to none-existent. I went early to Thomas Point, where very few ducks were in close, then set out to Quiet Waters, which was somewhat better. I’d like to find a larger congregation of waterbirds, but I’ll settle for what’s close to home until it’s warmer.


This small flock of Buffleheads was feeding right off the point.


This Cardinal can’t seem to resist the mirror on my truck.

Lesser  Scaup

Lesser  Scaup

Lesser Scaup are much less fearful of the camera than other ducks.

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Mergansers are still present at Quiet Waters, but they remain far from shore.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

The Red Bellied Woodpecker announces his presence loudly.



This Bluebird was drinking at the edge of the cove.

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