Our neighborhood is located at the confluence of the Potomac River (to the Northwest and North) and the Chesapeake Bay (to the Northeast and East). We are bounded on the West by Presley Creek and on the East by Cobb Creek. These waterways provide food and shelter for resident and migratory birds. Here are photos of some of the shore birds that are residents or seasonal migrants.
Between mid-December and early February our neighborhood is visited by flocks of Tundra Swans and Snow Geese number 80 to 120 birds. However, in the winter of 2016-17, we saw only a small flock of 12 – 20 Tundra Swans.