The pond has been bursting with life.
The past two weeks were prolific for me, not in writing but in shooting. I’ve been able to capture some new discoveries, first time photographing and identifying them. Here they are.
A pair of Common Terns, not common for me. They dart like speeding bullets onto the water to pick out fish but fly so gracefully in the air:
The American Coot, not a duck, but a coot. Whatever is the difference, I need to read more:
Here’s a pair of Blue-winged Teals. The white crescent behind the bill is the identifying mark. I’ve learned that they are long distance migrants, flying all the way to South American in the winter:
There’s also the Green-winged Teal, a beauty. Look at the shiny shades of color at the tail:
And on the shore, perching on cattails from last fall, the Yellow-headed Blackbirds. I see the Red-winged Blackbirds all the time, but this is my first sighting of the brilliant yellow heads:
Some of them have a shade of orange, even more handsome:
Exciting discoveries for this amateur birder. More coming…
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