Today I spent a couple of hours at the Boynton Beach Inlet. I saw all the expected Gulls and Terns and had two groups of Northern Gannet. I also had two very quick-moving groups of Ducks heading at water level due North. I was hoping for one of the Sea Ducks but both groups ended up being Scaup.
It was very overcast again today which makes for great Sea watching. While the winds were out of the Northeast I don’t think they were strong enough to bring any of the real goodies. I did manage an inflight shot of a Great Black-backed Gull. I have lots of shots of them on the beach but few flight shots so I was happy to get this one.
When I was invited to go on the STA 1 East trip on the 19th I began to think about the Ducks I might add to my list. I noticed that I hadn’t seen a Mallard yet this year and I wanted to remedy that today. Mallards are one of those species I don’t see in the wetlands often but are usually present on ponds in housing developments. I found 3 nice males in just such a pond hanging out with some Mottled Ducks.
You can view all 145 species on my Flickr site here. Thank you for visiting and have a great day.