Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spring is on its way!

Little white fluffs were floating in the shafts of sunlight coming through the tree this mornings..the willows are starting to bloom.

That wasn't the only thing that hinting that spring was just around the corner, of course I didn't know that until I got home and looked up this fellow in my bird book...


 You see, recently I have been seeing new birds at the park, such as the ring necked duck I talked about in an earlier post ( sort of an ugly duck compared to the guys I am featuring today, poor thing) remember? Looks like this...

ring-necked duck

Monday spied discovered the Northern Pintail duck, 

Northern Pintail

There were two males there today. I took this picture after they did the water fowl equivalent of a chest bump...

Pretty birds

I made sure I got their tails in the pictures this time, Monday I cut them off.

So today when I saw a bunch of ducks looking some what like American wigeons but with a lot more color on their heads...I thought , hey what's this??? I am used to the guy in the back ground not the one in the fore ground, all green and shiny.

So I take a million pictures and come home and look him up...turns out he is an American Wigeon, but with his courtin' plumes on...yep, he is in the mood for love and looking for lady wigeons!

American wigeons, male and female

Ah yes, spring is just around the corner.


  1. Nice photos, Jenean! I don't know much about ducks, but have learned that usually the male birds are the most colorful.

  2. Aren't they fun to watch? Love that green reflected. Nice pictures!