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!