Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
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Thursday, February 2, 2017


There are large flocks of ducks over wintering here.
 American Wigeons - with the occasional Red Headed Eurasian Wigeon mixed in.
 They run about in the field - looking for something good to eat.  They make the nicest little high pitched peeping noise.
And spend a lot of time in the seasonal ponds that form in the farm fields when we have heavy rains.
Another flock of them in front of a barn on Fir Island.  Notice the eagle's nest high in the tree above the  long white barn roof.   There were no eagles in the nest that we saw - though we did see two eagles flying over the fields - perhaps hunting to feed their young.


Julie Fukuda said...

Tomorrow I have a birding/plant identification trip with the scouts. In January there were not too many winter visitors so I hope tomorrow will be a bit better. At least I know where some of them have gone.

Powell River Books said...

I saw three Merganser ducks at the cabin, but they are year-round residents I think. I see them off and on. The two males were splendid with their white bodies and dark heads. I love the little tufts on the female's brown crown. - Margy

Tom said...

...a nice sight!

Kim said...

Wow...that is a lot of ducks. The chorus they sing must be wonderful! I love the photo of them all gliding on the water!

Rose said...

I always wonder how much 'fertilize' these flocks of birds leave behind. LOL