Pied Billed Grebe at Lake Artemesia.

With nice weather promised, I took a chance on Lake Artemesia this morning, and it worked out.

There weren’t a great number of birds, but there was a good variety and they were close enough for decent images.

Most of the Geese are gone, but the Wood Ducks and Grebes have moved in, as well as a few Mergansers.

I made a stop at Quiet Waters on the way home, but didn’t see much.

Soon we’ll be seeing warblers and Spring will be here.

Horned Grebe 2018-12

This pair of Horned Grebes was at Quiet Waters.

Wood Duck 2018-5 Wood Duck 2018-4 Wood Duck 2018-3 Wood Duck 2018-2 Wood Duck 2018-1

Wood Duck 2018-6

I almost missed this pair of Wood Ducks in Indian Creek.

Northern Flicker 2018-3

Several Northern Flickers were foraging on the ground.

Double Crested Cormorant 2018-8

A lone Double Crested Cormorant flew in while I was circling the lake.

Cardinal 2018-2

Several Cardinals were feeding near the water’s edge.

Mallard 2018-12

A few Mallards were swimming in the lake.

Hooded Merganser 2018-25

Hooded Merganser 2018-26

A single pair of Hooded Mergansers were serenely paddling about.

Red Breasted Merganser 2018-26

I found this mis-matched pair at Quiet Waters yesterday.

Pied Billed Grebe 2018-1

Pied Billed Grebe 2018-2

These Pied Billed Grebes are in breeding plumage.

 

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