Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Swans Return to the Chesapeake
Tundra Swans (also called Whistling Swans), visiting from their breeding grounds in the far north. Each winter, a small group of them settles in the relatively calm shallow waters in behind a sand bar between Calvert Beach and Western Shores.
Northern Gannet. This mostly sea-going diver par excellence visits the Chesapeake in cold months. A flock of them dive bombing bait is a sure sign of good fishing underneath. A single one flying by is not much help.