Nothing personal ducks - that means you dabbling ducks, geese, swans, divers, etc, etc. All of ya. It's been real. We love ya. Thanks for a fabulous fall and winter. But now it's ... well, it's like this. Time to move on, guys and gals. The tundra is calling you. See ya again in October. Happy family-making.
Us humans need warmth and sunshine and long days. And new sights, like this:
The Osprey arrived in force from South America over the last week. One set up shop (hopefully with a mate) just down the road from us on a powerline tower. I photographed the above bird at Smallwood State Park, a very lovely and sort of out-of-the-way park along the Potomac River in Charles County, MD.
Back to the ducks. They KNOW it's time to hit the road. Here's a Horned Grebe, as proof. This fella is starting to break into spring plumage. Wow! How 'bout that red eye?
Sadly, Princess was unable to join me Sunday. I hate it when I see really cool stuff, and can't share it with her.
So I felt a tad guilty about this...
The woodpecker kept going into this hole in the snag, its tail sticking out. I think it was feeding some little one inside!