It’s been a relatively slow couple of weeks since I posted. I’ve been making the rounds locally for a while, as I’m not hearing about much elsewhere. Last year we had Siskins and Nuthatches, but no treats so far this season.
Wood Ducks are still at Quiet Waters, Buffleheads and Tundra Swans are well established and White Throated Sparrows are numerous everywhere. I’m still waiting for more Winter ducks, and the Wigeon, a single bird, was a welcome sight.
Quiet Waters Cove.
This Northern Pintail was at Bombay Hook.
Great Blue Herons appear to be very patient.
I’ve seen fewer Forster’s Terns this day than usual.
These American Avocets were at Bombay Hook.
This is a Greeter Yellowlegs.
Most Years I can find Black Ducks at Thomas Point.
This Great Egret is headed South for the Winter.
The Northern is aptly named for his huge beak.
The morning light can be magical at times.
Two Canada Geese taking off from Jonas Green Park.
I’ve been finding Gadwalls at Jonas Green Park for several years.
Hooded Mergansers often visit Jonas Green in the Fall.
This Northern Harrier was foraging at Bombay Hook.
We should be seeing a few Pied Billed Grebes soon.
Double Crested Cormorants are a common sight.
Dozens of Buffleheads are in the South River.
A flock of Cowbirds is feeding in Quiet Waters.
Watch the White Throated Sparrows and you may find the occasional Chipping Sparrow.
These Wood Ducks seem to be staying a bit late.
I expect to see more Dark Eyed Juncos soon.
Cardinals are plentiful.
Chipping Sparrows are regulars at Quiet Waters.
I found this American Wigeon at Thomas Point.