It was a beautiful day first the first of April, and I spent most of the day out and about checking for migrating ducks. My first stop was Old Reid, where I saw 8 Pied-Billed Grebes along with the usual cast of characters who inhabit the park.
6 of the 8 Pied-Billed Grebes seen at Old Reid Park this morning.
From there, I traveled east to visit with Lynda at Prairie's End. We walked and chatted, and saw a few inhabitants of her property.
This Song Sparrow was enjoying the warm, sunny day.
And a Titmouse whose iconic song is a sure sign of spring!
Assorted ducks seen behind First Christian Church on Middle Urbana Rd.
Blue Winged Teal seen on Bosart Rd.
Before I pulled into the driveway, and stopped to check the field pond down the road, and was fortunate to find some Blue-Winged Teal dabbling. This one did a wing flap to show me the blue on his wings.