Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter on Lake Nelson

Cormorant on the Ice
Cormorant on the Ice

Red-bellied Woodpecker at the Birdbath
Red-bellied Woodpecker at the Birdbath


It's rare to find the red-bellied woodpecker at the birdbath. However, our heated birdbath is the only water that isn't frozen. The cormorant is still hanging around, but we wonder what he's eating.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Another Day of Hooded Mergansers

Geese and Hooded Mergansers 
They remind us of Mini Coopers amongst a bunch of 18 wheelers.


Mallards and Hooded Mergansers 

Hooded Merganser 


Our favorite ducks, the hooded mergansers, have been staying for two days now. They have been interacting a bit with the mallards and Canada geese.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starting the New Year with Hooded Mergansers on Lake Nelson

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

We are really appreciative of the unseasonably warm temperatures we are having. It gave us a nice opportunity to sit outside and wait for the Hooded Mergansers to come close. They still have not climbed up on our island, but Mike is still hopeful. One cormorant seems to claim it everyday, though, so the Mergansers may never have a chance. Today we have two males and one female, so we hope they stay around and wait for another female to join the group.

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