The ice melted off the pond in early April. One of the first things that I do when I crawl out of bed is to look out the window to see if there's any movement on the water. The slight ripple immediately tells me that something is there. Well, on that first Saturday in early April, we had many visitors. What a treat! First came a pair of mallards, common you might think, perhaps but, I always feel such intense emotion when I see unexpected guests bless us with their presence. It's exciting!
|Ever notice the curly tail feathers of a male mallard?|
|How would you like that funky do?|
|The wood duck is a sight to behold|
Mallards: Richard Clifton
Hooded Merganser: Pamela Gunn
Wood duck: Khan Than