It’s pretty cool living by a lake. There’s always a menagerie of interesting waterfowl! From everyday Mallards, illusive Herons to migrating Northern Shoveler’s (among many others). Today we went for the usual walk to the lake (we live only a block away), took my camera in hopes of getting some photos of new birds! Winter may be bleak & cold, but birds always add some life & colour – bringing unique, migratory visitors!
Today I saw quite the diversity of ducks! Some common, others uncommon and some new ones I have never seen before! Unfortunately, not all my photos came out good ’cause they were far away, but at least I photographed them!
These are the different types of waterfowl I saw today:
Mallard (female left, male right)
Northern Shoveler (female left, male right)
Ring-necked Duck (male)
Gadwall (male left, female right)
Ruddy Duck (non-breeding male)
Pied-billed Grebe (winter adult)
I’ve never seen a Ruddy Duck or Gadwall before! The other waterfowl are uncommon & difficult to photograph (except the mallards & coots, they’re regulars). I hope that the next time we go to the lake, I can shoot better photos before these birds migrate in the springtime…