It was pretty dreary looking this morning, when the sun did finally come up, so I didn’t mind going to campus instead of the park. Plus, the sun started to burn through the clouds a bit later this morning, when I got back home from school.
There are still plenty of fancy water fowl around, but I didn’t see any scenes as pretty as yesterday’s, so here’s another look at a pair of hooded mergansers from yesterday that I didn’t use.
While I was checking out the birds on the water, look who showed up to join me. The location isn’t as pretty as yesterday, but it was over the east shore, so I was able to get a lot closer. My, what a big, sharp beak it has, eh?
Meanwhile, the pair of Canada geese were still on the pond, and one was even investigating the island. It shouldn’t be long now before there’s a nest with some eggs in it. Yay!
Back along the river, the song sparrows continue to be plentiful, and this one posed in nice bright light for a change.
Finally, I spotted our great blue heron again, but failed to get an image. Instead, here’s one from Sunday that I didn’t use.
Another hopeful sign that spring must really be on its way is that I did finally did see the killdeer I’ve heard a couple of times already. This time it made a couple of big figure-8s over the river and then flew off over the far shore.
The forecast looks nice for tomorrow morning, and I can’t wait to see if anyone else new shows up.