I met Graeme at Lake Artemesia this morning, and we did reasonably well. My first Wood Ducks of the season, and some departing Ring Necks were a nice combination.
Other ducks, geese and a few Tree Swallows made for a good morning, with temps near 70 and not much breeze.
Graeme Simpson, looking professionally dapper.
This White Throated Sparrow landed quite near me.
This Double Crested Cormorant didn’t move for over an hour.
Many Tree Swallows were chasing bugs.
I suspect Ring Necked Ducks will be gone soon.
This Ruddy Duck is molting into breeding plumage.
You can only see the “Pied” bill during breeding season.
This Wood Duck greeted me this morning.
This Muskrat may be working on his den.