A happy Lesser Scaup couple cruises the water and provides aa nice splash of color to what was a cool and overcast early spring day.
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A new month begins with grass greening up and a fine looking Snowy Egret foraging away.
Wishing you all a great May and a wonderful weekend as well.
Like a submarine
One of our favorite little ducks is the Pied-billed Grebe.
Wonderfully described as “Part bird, part submarine, the Pied-billed Grebe is common across much of North America.”1
If you’ve ever spent time watching these guys I bet you’ve marveled at the ability of the Pied-billed to just sink out of sight like a diving submarine.
According to All About Birds:
Pied-billed Grebes can trap water in their feathers, giving them great control over their buoyancy. They can sink deeply or stay just at or below the surface, exposing as much or as little of the body as they wish. The water-trapping ability may also aid in the pursuit of prey by reducing drag in turbulent water.
This little grebe was quietly swimming along on a beautiful sunny morning in water reflecting the brilliant blue skies above.
Blue legs and sunshine on an early spring day. An American Avocet foraging in the shallow waters with cattails still brown from the summer before.
While yesterdays post featured one of the smallest birds in North America todays trio of American White Pelicans features one of North Americas largest birds. We watched a large group of Pelicans lounging and preening on recent morning and this trio seemed right at the center of the action in addition to being full of personality to say the least.
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