It has been quite a while since I’ve been over to Eastern Point to shoot ducks. It’s a bit of a trick. When I go, I like to go on a ‘quieter’ day, one that will not bring a lot of traffic. Today was such a day. My original target was to get out on the breakwater to find some Purple Sandpipers, but finding none, I headed back to the parking lot. Since there wasn’t any other traffic, I worked my way over the boulders to a quiet place and sat and waited.
The ducks in our area are very much wild and do not trust humans so I have to be patient and wait for something to swim buy.
Buffleheads are our smallest duck and one of the most challenging. They are very shy here.
American Black Duck
American Black Duck, female to the left, male to the right.
Other ducks seen were Red-breasted Merganser, Common Eider and Common Loon.