Wood Ducks at Lake Artemesia.

I like Artemesia on the weekends because there’s very little traffic to deal with. The weatherman promised sun with light winds, and he delivered.

There was a Loon reported yesterday, but I (And several other photographers) had no luck finding it. That was OK because there was a good variety of species and good light. Many of the birds cooperated by getting usefully close.

A good morning, over all.

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Lake Artemesia.

Osprey 2019-6

This Osprey flew right at me.

Mallard 2019-29 Mallard 2019-28

Mallard 2019-30

Several Mallards were flying around the lake.

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-2

This Pied Billed Grebe is in breeding plumage.

Lesser Scaup 2019-26

Many Scaup were foraging on the lake.

 

Canvasback 2019-33

A single Canvasback was hanging out.

Crow 2019-1

A flock of Crows was very noisy.

Horned Grebe 2019-2

This Horned Grebe is also in breeding plumage.

Tree Swallow 2019-3

This Tree Swallow seems to be annoyed about something.

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Wood Duck 2019-33

Several Wood Ducks seem to be nesting nearby.

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