The early morning looked quite unpromising:gray, cloudy and threatening rain. I managed a few chores, and when I looked again it was much more promising, so I headed out to Thomas Point. I found a couple of interesting ducks, but the waves were high and birds were scarce, so I headed over to quiet Waters, where I found a flock of Red Breasted Mergansers and a few small birds.
The lighting could be better, but this Lesser Scaup shows up well.
I saw these Hooded Mergansers from a distance, and they flew away when I tried to get closer.
The White Breasted Nuthatch is a noisy bird, so I heard this little guy long before he landed right above my head.
I was excited to find a flock of Red Breasted Mergansers in a cove, and I followed them for quite a while. It was interesting to see them travel with their heads underwater as they searched for food.They appeared to be catching small fish.