Friday, January 1, 2016

Lake Kittamaqundi scenes today / Wilde Lake Eagles

Three pied-billed grebes continue their long fall and winter stay on the lake today. They might be visiting Wilde Lake, too. As it gets colder and if ice closes up the open water which they require, they probably will move further south.

Finally, a pair of male and female hooded mergansers has arrived. (I photographed one lone male a few weeks ago.)

Bald eagles can be seen at all of the lakes in the area at this time of year, but they seem to prefer Wilde Lake. Local nature photographers have been getting a group of adults and juveniles at Wilde recently. Here are my own photos, taken yesterday at Wilde:

For more work by the local nature photography network, look for the MD Birding and the Maryland Nature Photography groups on Facebook and the Maryland Birders group on Flickr.