I flipped the coin and chose Artemesia this morning. It was kind of dreary and gray, but I figured it was worth a try.
The first hour was slow, not much light and a bit cold. The good part was that there was a large variety of birds, and about 200 Canada Geese.
I walked the loop 3 times, and almost had the place to myself. I did a little better than I had expected.
Yet another Common Goldeneye at Artemesia.
Several Double Crested Cormorants were fishing.
Only a few Canvasbacks were patrolling the lake.
A single pair of Wood Ducks was paddling about.
A few Northern Shovelers were foraging near shore.
Why do Buffleheads have pink feet?
The low light enhances this Canada Goose’s image.
Note how the male Ring Necked Duck is firmly holding the hen with his beak, as they mate.
This Ring Necked Duck has a firm grip on the hen’s head as they mate.
A few Ring Necked Ducks were foraging.