I’m featuring a Mallard image because it’s pretty good, and I probably haven’t done much with Mallards on the past. I’m prejudiced in favor of other birds, I think.
It’s been a decent week or so; good weather, good enough birds, and good political news.
I’m still looking around for vagrants, but not finding much in the last few days. Looking for Siskins means finding Goldfinches, who feed on the same gumballs. Lots of Bluebirds and Sparrows, also. Hawks and Woodpeckers as well as a few Ducks, made for variety.
The Tufted Titmouse is sort of plain, so you need a good setting.
Buffleheads are here in large numbers.
Many Canvasbacks are in the area.
This Long Tailed Duck is a first year male who doesn’t have his adult plumage yet.
There seem to be fewer Surf Scoters than usual.
I haven’t seen the Pine Siskins in a week.
t’s hard to beat an Eastern Bluebird in good light.
This Chickadee seems to be a neat eater.
A large flock of Tundra Swans stays in the are all Winter.
There’s a few Lesser Scaup hanging around.
Learn the song of the White Breasted Nuthatch and you’ll hear them often,
I suspect there are more Dark Eyed Juncos than I’m finding They have great camouflage.
I wonder if this is the same Red Tailed Hawk I saw last month.
Carolina Wrens blend in well.
There’s usually a few Black Ducks in the area.
Canada Geese will kick up a fuss occasionally.
I often hear Red Bellied Woodpeckers, but they don’t pose this well.
Mallards can be enthusiastic at times.