Since tomorrow will be raining, we decided to postpone the housekeeping chores and head back to the park to see if any new ducks had popped in. Although not a duck, this Belted Kingfisher watched us for a while before flying off.
The Ring-Necked Ducks we gorgeous in the morning light.
A resident Northern Shoveler Duck and his mate came close to give us a look.
Lots of Mallards, and their colors were beautiful.
There were a few Hooded Mergansers; this fellow came to see us.
With the warm up this week, ducks are moving into the smaller ponds at Old Reid which are thawing faster than the lake. I stopped by on my way home from work and shot a couple of images; then David and I headed out this morning as the fog was lifting. We had good luck with several Hooded Mergansers, RedHeads, and Lesser Scaup....and a Common Golden Eye
March came in like a lion for sure! We had about 5-6 inches of snow yesterday, so we didn't get out. We woke up today to bright sunshine, and took a drive around Buck Creek. We were entertained by these fellows...counted 5 of them in this hollow tree. One fellow is about to get a bite to his paw!
This crow was feasting on a deer carcass.
Nothing more beautiful than a Cardinal against a clear blue sky!
It was quite cold today....a high of 9 degrees, but despite the cold we set off for Killdeer Plains to see if we could find the Northern Shrike that has been seen frequently on County Road 68. We didn't find the Shrike, but did see a few other brave creatures....