The Shrewsbury dock area continues to be a great vantage point to see waterfowl. I haven't caught up to the Bewick's Tundra Swan yet, but have seen lots of the usual Tundras as well as Snow Geese, including the blue phase. Perhaps the Trumpeter Swans are still around, but they are harder and harder to find with so many Tundras. A large number of swans is referred to as a Bevy, a Wedge (when in the air) or a Team.
|Flight of the Tundras|
|Snow Geese mixed in with the Canadas and much larger Tundra Swans|
|Canvasback (mostly) and Redhead|
There is no shoreline ice, meaning that erosion is continuing. Nonetheless, the wave action is creating some interesting icicle features along the shoreline.
The Ridgetown Sewage Lagoons are often attractive to geese, and right now is no exception. There have been as many as a dozen Greater White-fronted Geese around, a species that is always a highlight. I only saw 6 on the occasion that I was there, but the others were likely just over the berm and out of sight. They were mixed with 4 Snow Geese and a bunch of Canadas. Of course they chose to be in the farthest cell, so these images had to be cropped considerably.
|Greater White-fronts in the lagoon|
|Greater White-fronts, Snow Geese and Canadas in the adjacent field|
|Snow Geese and Greater White-fronts in the lagoon|
They were still a ways off out in the field, but the light was decent and after very heavy cropping, I came up with these two images.
With the weather turning a little more winter-like over the next few days, I doubt that these Snowies will be going too far.