Topic: Around the House
While we were looking through the binoculars at the beaver we could see a bir partially concealed standing at the far side of the pond. I took several photos of it and enlarged them to try to identify it.
In this one he is in the upper left of the screen:
Here's a color enhanced one:
Color enchanced one of him in the water:
Here he is with his girlfriend:
In my mind the term 'wood duck' sprang to mind and when I looked it up there he was pictured. Whoever took this photo had a much better view and got this great photo of both the male and female wood duck.
Isn't he beautiful? There are various versions of wood ducks with slightly different patterning, but this is the closest I found - given the restricted view we had
We've not had any of these before and we've been here since 1989!
10 Canada geese have moved into the pasture across the road and down one house. They totally ignore the 5 horses that live there.
Then today we saw 10-12 hummingbirds flitting in and out of the branches of the maple tree in the front yard.
The birds are taking over!