Just Like That, A Warm-weather Season Arrived (sort of)
A day or two ago we were covered in ice and snow with threats of flooding. Then temperatures warmed and a quick thaw began. Soon flooding started with the work that follows. At the same time some of many expected spring migrants arrived overnight. To hear red-winged blackbirds and killdeer and to see hooded mergansers was a great beginning to what will be many months of warmer weather. Can you tell I am getting excited for spring, now that it is here (maybe)!
Female Hooded Merganser:
Male Hooded Merganser:
Female and Male Hooded Merganser:
Male Red-winged Blackbird:
Trumpeter Swans on Sheet Water:
Adult Bald Eagles: