Male Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Probably a female Common Goldeneye.
Snow on the trail around Sawmill Creek Reconstructed Wetland has almost all melted, same with the snow on the water.
A pair of Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) behind the gulls.
Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis). I didn't pay enough attention to see if there is more than one species.
Gulls, goose, and O-Train
Eight Common Mergansers (Mergus merganser)
Close-up on the handsome males.
Apparently after I left for McCarthy Woods, this blogger documented Red-winged Blackbirds, a Pied-billed Grebe, and a Herring Gull in the same area. D'oh.
McCarthy Woods (west side)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Compared to the past couple of days, the weather today was not so good - cloudy and chilly. I went to Mud Lake with a friend to test her new camera but neither of us took a lot of photos in the end. We did came across a photography class which helped us saw Wood Ducks and Cooper's Hawks.
The highlight of the day was seeing Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) for the first time this year.
Wood Ducks in their natural habitat.
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) with a human friend.
Strange bird-feeding device?
Despite not photographing a lot of birds, we did came across a pretty good number of birds today. Here it is:
- Canada Geese
- Wood Ducks
- American Black Duck
- Common Goldeneyes
- Cooper's Hawks
- Ringed-billed Gulls
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Downy Woodpeckers
- Blue Jay
- American Crows
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Black-capped Chickadees
- White-breasted Nuthatches
- Red-breasted Nuthatch
- American Robins
- European Starlings
- Song Sparrows
- House Sparrows
- Northern Cardinals
- Red-winged Blackbirds
- Common Grackle