"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Changing Weather, Changing Critters

We have experienced some extreme weather changes lately which might account for the variety of wildlife sightings.  The first two photos are of a Green-winged Teal.  A species of waterfowl I rarely see.  It was on a small pond just as snow was beginning to fall...



The next morning we awoke to a winter wonderland.  The snow only lasted one day before it melted, but it was beautiful for a while...



With the snow so quickly gone I found this Mallard drake searching beneath the surface for food...

 
This Mourning Dove was drinking from the same stream in the early morning...

 
 
A pair of colorful Wood Ducks were cruising about searching for a likely nesting site...
 
 
 
I included this photo of a mink just so my regular readers would know I have not ended my pursuit of them...
 

On another day, I came across this pair of Hooded Mergansers.  They only posed for a second before taking off...



The warmer temperatures of the last two days seems to have the Wild Turkeys on the move looking for mates...


I will leave you with this photo of a large muskrat as it scurried across a log and back into the water...


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1 comment:

  1. Hello Steve
    What a special ducks, i have never seen them here.\
    Greetings Bets

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