Tundra Swans at Thomas Point.

We’re going through another  birding drought, it seems. I’ve been a little reluctant to travel much as there’s not been much to see. Some of it’s luck, some is weather, and it’s all part of the game.

Swans and Buffleheads have arrived, and most of our migrant visitors have gone South. I’ve been recording most of my trips on Ebird, and the lack of variety is noticeable. More ducks will be here soon, and all will be well.

Lake Artemesia 139

Lake Artemesia 140

Lake Artemesia.

Cove 26

Cove 25

Quiet Waters.

American Wigeon 2019-7

This American Wigeon was a mild surprise at Thomas Point.

Black Duck 2019-11

Thomas Point is one place where Black Ducks appear regularly.

Double Crested Cormorant 2019-25

50 or more Double Crested Cormorants flew overhead.

Yellow Rumped Warber 2019-8

This Yellow Rumped Warbler was at Greenbury Point.

Bald Eagle 2019-20

Bald Eagle 2019-21

Bald Eagles have become more active recently,

Bufflehead 2019-42 Bufflehead 2019-41

Bufflehead 2019-44

Many Buffleheads have been feeding at Thomas Point.

Great Blue Heron 2019-57

Great Blue Heron 2019-59

This Great Blue Heron was at Quiet Waters.

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-105

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-106

I usually find Pied Billed Grebes at Lake Artemesia.

Field Sparrow 2019-1

A Field Sparrow at Artemesia.

Tundra Swan 2019-36 Tundra Swan 2019-35 Tundra Swan 2019-34

Tundra Swan 2019-37

Tundra Swans began appearing in larger numbers yesterday.




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