Kip’s Comments 3-14-19

Female and Male Hooded Merganser in Flood Water - Image 549324 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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:     

Female Hooded Merganser in Flood Water - Image 549308 (© Kip Ladage)

Female Hooded Merganser in Flood Water – Image 549308 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Hooded Merganser:     

Male Hooded Merganser in Flood Water - Image 549317 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Hooded Merganser in Flood Water – Image 549317 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight - Image 549333 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight – Image 549333 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Female and Male Hooded Merganser:       

Female and Male Hooded Merganser in Flood Water - Image 549324 (© Kip Ladage)

Female and Male Hooded Merganser in Flood Water – Image 549324 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Red-winged Blackbird:     

Male Red-winged Blackbird - Image 549420 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Red-winged Blackbird – Image 549420 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Robin:     

American Robin - Image 549333 (© Kip Ladage)

American Robin – Image 549333 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Trumpeter Swans on Sheet Water:

Trumpeter Swans on Sheet Water - Image 549428 (© Kip Ladage)

Trumpeter Swans on Sheet Water – Image 549428 (© Kip Ladage)

  

Adult Bald Eagles:

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 549268 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 549268 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 549274 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 549274 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 549284 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 549284 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 549303 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 549303 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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