Now WHAT could be a more perfect “new life bird” on Valentine’s Day than…
A Redhead Duck!?
Over the moon on this one from today’s visit to Orleans, Happy Hearts everyone! ❤
I’ve always been a sucker for a bird on a wire….
And when it comes to Kingfishers, I always seems to “catch” them on the fly when I am driving.
Fortunately, this Lady was engrossed in her fishing expedition, and so I was able to capture a few stolen moments…
More to come of this Lovely Lady! ❤
Canada Geese are not on everyone’s Top Ten List.
But they are surely on mine.
And the Canada that I spent some time with yesterday at Saquatucket Harbor, as shared in yesterday’s post…
Charmed me as few ever have.
Perhaps it was the light on his feathers…
Or the way I just knew, despite my best efforts to hide behind my “duck blind” car —
That he saw me.
He knew every single minute that I was there.
What touched me the most…
Was the fact that he seemed so relaxed in my presence, didn’t seem to mind me there.
That won my heart…
Canadas on a Sunday morning at a quiet harbor…
It doesn’t get much better than that for me.
Much more to come… ❤
Over at Ridgevale Beach tonight I came upon this American Black Duck drake, taking a sip of water at sunset.
And what a charming fellow he was! 😉
I spotted the two of them, flying low over the sand as I photographed ducks in the channel at Ridgevale Beach.
From a distance, they looked to me like sparrows.
Yet I noticed yellow feather patches on the head of one in particular that I’d never seen on a sparrow before.
Which made me want to get a closer look.
I found out later that I had seen my first Horned Larks!
Males like this one are sandy brown above and white below, with a black mask and chest band, yellow patches on the head, and often tiny black feathers that look like “horns” (missing on this individual) on the top of the head which gives them their name.
Now I can hardly wait to get back over to that beach, and see if I can visit with them again! 😉