Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Green Heron Photos: One Silly and One Normal

 

 

He looks like he's auditioning for Sesame Street in the top photo.
He's normal in the bottom one.

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Green-Winged Teals: First Migratory Ducks of the Season

 Green-winged Teal 

 Green-winged Teals 

Green-winged Teals 


This morning Mike saw several ducks flying closely together around the lake. We saw them flying again on our morning walk and we knew they weren't mallards. We thought they were lesser scaups or maybe ring-necked ducks. In the evening, we took the boat out and they flew by again and then landed on the water. With binoculars and camera, we identified them as green-winged teals. They are our first migratory ducks of the year. It seems a bit early, where did summer go?

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Baby Duck: That awkward pre-adolescent period

baby duck 

This shows the awkward combination of the adult feathers and the baby duck feathers.

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Cormorants Crossing

Cormorants  

Is summer finally here? There are at least three cormorants on the lake.

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