Wood Ducks Everywhere!

Well, not quite, but I am seeing more Wood Ducks than usual. I used to get them at Artemesia, but it was getting quite crowded during the pandemic, so I haven’t been there in a while. Jonas Green has been a good new source. I’m seeing Gadwalls and Trumpeter Swans there as well.

Greenbury and Possum Points have been very slow except for Ospreys. A couple of trips to Truxtun Park have been a waste. Warblers soon come.

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South River from Quiet Waters.

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Dawn at Possum Point.

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Look closely to see the Heron in her nest.

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This Great Blue Heron is nesting about 50 feet off the ground near the pond.

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This Osprey nest at Truxtun Park has been occupied for many years.

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I’m not sure how many Gadwalls are in the pond. They tend to be quiet.

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I’m not sure how many Gadwalls are in the pond. They tend to be quiet.

 

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Several Canada Geese are nesting in the pond.

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Two Trumpeter Swans have been hanging out for two weeks. Will they make a nest?

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Trumpeter Swans seem to be nearly indifferent to human presence.

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4 or more pairs of Geese are nesting at Jonas Green.

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The Trumpeter Swans came too close to the Canada Goose’s nest, the Goose attacked, the Swan counter-attacked. Lots of splashing, no damage.

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White Throated Sparrows are always among the last to migrate.

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I heard some nearby Crows mobbing something, and looked up to see this Red Tailed Hawk, who soon fled.

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Every Green dumpster seems to have a flock of Black Vultures.

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I was hoping this Bluebird would land in a colorful tree, and I got my wish.

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I’m seeing more Wood Ducks than usual.

 

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