It is early evening so the focus is not always sharp but the lighting gives a new ambience to the birds. I am not getting out as much as I would like because I broke my toe. I can walk, but in a very SLOW way. I am hoping the healing will be done as predicted in about two more weeks.
It would be nice to find a place to perch and let the birds come to me. In this case, I went with a friend to a local pond and felt such delight watching these ducks and ducklings.
Male Lesser Scaup captured in the setting sun
Male and Female Lesser Scaup, she wouldn’t turn around, busy eating.
Male Lesser Scaup being quite vocal
Female American Wigeon
Male American Wigeon
I have seen this group a couple of times and hope that they are not orphans because I have never seen the parents. They are Common Goldeneye ducklings.
It is fun to listen to mother “talking” to her brood with soft tones.