Bald Eagles

Migrating Waterfowl

November 22, 19

I got up on Sunday and to my surprise it was sunny. I looked online and the weather channel forecasted it to stay that way until early afternoon. I decided to take a short trip to the bird sanctuary.

As I walked down the steps to Wintergreen Lake I noticed a large group of white birds in the center of the lake. I thought, could they be swans? As I got closer it became apparent that these were Ring-billed Gulls.

The lake is almost frozen over. I set up my tripod and started taking some photographs of common Mallard ducks and Swans. 

Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds

On the other side of the lake, there was a lot of bird activity. They have a newer blind setup, so I packed up my gear and walked to the blind. I tried quietly approaching the blind so as not to disturb the birds. I set my equipment back up and started taking photographs of the migrating birds.

This time of year we get to see more migrating types of waterfowl. They are more aware of people, that's one reason they stay mostly on the other side of lake. I saw some Canvasback, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, and a pair of Bufflehead.

If the weather stays cold, as the lake freezes over these ducks will continue to migrate to warmer weather.

Comments are always welcomed.
Mark

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Migrating
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds
Migrating Birds