Wow! I wasn’t sure I’d even make it to the park today. Luckily, the snow finally petered out around 2pm, and the winds even let up, so I finally ventured in. No sense trying to take a picture of blowing snow, eh?
The big raft of mallards was in their usual spot on the upper river, and they were joined by the pair of buffleheads, a couple of female common mergansers, and these two goldeneyes. After all this time, I sure was surprised to learn that they have necks! Who knew, right?
After that revelation, I headed over to the pond, were I caught a nice image of a potential mate for yesterday’s female northern cardinal….
finally a decent chickadee picture….
And this little cutie, that I’m gonna say is a swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) based on the generally brown complexion and the dark and intricate face coloration. Your mileage may vary.
3 thoughts on “A nice snowy day…”
The sparrow is awesome – sooo fluffy!
The cardinal is spectacular! I hope your snow heads our way.
Whenever I see a good chickadee pic, my mind goes: Chickabeep-beep-beep-beep.
These are all so sweet. Also love the Mallard butt casually in the shot. Caravaggio would give you a wink for that.
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