The killdeer are back…

Yesterday afternoon was so beautiful, I couldn’t help but go to Estabrook a second time, and that’s what it took to finally capture some images of the killdeer that I’ve been hearing on the river.

I had an exam to proctor this morning, so I couldn’t go early, but I hurried home as soon as I could, and got out while the weather was still nice. I heard the killdeer again but didn’t see them. Instead, I was treated to this spectacle of eight (8!) buffleheads all swimming together. I could not believe my luck.

Finally, this male hairy woodpecker was uncharacteristically close to the ground for just long enough for me to take this portrait.

I also saw a pied-billed grebe in the distance, but it eluded me this time. Maybe next time.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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