Redhead at Thomas Point.

The warm weather is having an effect on our bird population.  Very few winter ducks have arrived and even the sparrows seem to be fewer than usual.  There’s Wood Ducks still lingering at Quiet Waters, and I’m usually shedding clothes by 8:00 AM.

I’m still staying close to home. It costs about $50.00 to fill  the tank now, and my car is a gas hog. I got to Sandy Point once, and it was a waste.

So, here’s the best from the last three weeks or so.

Jonas Green 110

The view from Jonas Green.

Canada Goose 2021-126

Many Canada Geese spend the winter in the bay.

Black Duck 2021-18

Black Ducks are still favoring Thomas Point.

Tundra Swan 2021-127 Tundra Swan 2021-111

Tundra Swan 2021-128

There’s about 100 Tundra Swans in the Thomas Point area.

Bufflehead 2021-92 Bufflehead 2021-77 Bufflehead 2021-79

Bufflehead 2021-96

I think there’s more Buffleheads than usual.

Cedar Waxwing 2021-20

I found a flock of 50, or more Cedar Waxwings at Jonas Green.

Wood Duck 2021-311-

Two or more Wood Ducks are still lingering at Quiet Waters.

White Throated Sparrow 2021-41

White Throated Sparrows are everywhere.

Mallard 2021-75

This barnyard Mallard found her way to Quiet Waters somehow.

Carolina Chickadee 2021-6

Carolina Chickadees are very vocal.

Blue Jay 2021-20

You can often find Blue Jays at Jonas Green.

American Wigeon 2021-5

This American Wigeon was swimming at Thomas Point.

Starling 2020-6

Many Starlings hang out at Thomas Point.

Yellow Rumped Warler 2021-9

Yellow Rumped Warblers used to be more common.

Cedar Waxwing2021-18

Crow 2021-13

There’s a lot of Crows.

Ring Billed Gull 2021-5

Many Ring Billed Gulls are foraging at Sandy Point.

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker 2021-7

This Yellow Bellied Sapsucker was at Quiet Waters.

Hooded Merganser 2021-20

Hooded Merganser 2021-21

A few Hooded Mergansers spend the Winter at Jonas Green.

Song Sparrow 2021-65

This Song Sparrow was at Thomas Point.

Great Blue Heron 2021-161

A Great Blue Heron at Thomas Point.

Gadwall 2021-48

Gadwall 2021-49

These Gadwalls were at Jonas Green.

Lesser Scaup 2021-31

Very few Scaup have been close enough to photograph.

Redhead 2021-33

This is the first Redhead of the season.