July 25, 2024

Winter in the Chesapeake: Where Are the Ducks?

It’s the time of year where rafts of ducks fill Island Creek for good eating — and usually hunters are out looking for the same thing. But this winter has seen few arrivals thus far. Give Cap’n Jack a shout if you’ve spotted some of the ducks listed here.

Winter in the Chesapeake

Jelly Fish & Others bald eagle

The lower Potomac water temperature is 38 degrees F – usually the season for oyster boats to be prowling, but the pandemic has brought no demand for oysters and low prices. But a lot of the Chesapeake Bay birds and ducks are back for the season.