LBDO, Bufflehead and SEOW - 25 Mar 2021
Forecasts called for rain and falling temperatures the next few days, so I took the opportunity to bird Pt. Mouillee this evening when temps were still in the 60's. Clouds were moving in so light was overcast and diffuse. I'd take it as an advantage when I wanted to do some digiscoping of shorebirds (after all I'd realized that I haven't digiscoped any shorebirds in spring for over 4 years).
The plan would be to ride the Middle Causeway to the pump house and head south into the Bad Creek Unit to look for shorebirds. I had to pause that plan when I found a pair of Bufflehead swimming surprisingly close to shore in the Walpatich Unit. I grabbed the scope and spent some time digiscoping a courting pair that were being followed by two other drakes. I took a lot of images since this was probably the closest I'd ever been to the normally-skittish ducks.