Thursday, February 20, 2014

Snow and Birds in the Park

I was finally able to walk around in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park, and with the new camera at that. I'm really, really pleased with how this camera is performing. And I can shoot birds again! I finally got a decent shot of one of the resident Belted Kingfishers, and there were some surprise visitors on the north duck pond - Canvasback ducks, two drakes and a hen! These must have strayed far off course; their usual habitat is bays and salt water inlets. So this was a good day, and I'm very pleased.

Duck tracks in the snow, in the Dykeman Spring wetlands
A female Belted Kingfisher in a tree overlooking the north duck pond
Canvasback ducks, two drakes and a hen, on the north duck pond
Blue Mountain view from the upland meadow
The Canvasbacks were still there when I came back through, so I took another picture
© 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. LOVE the duck prints! How cool is that? Aw.

    Neat kingfisher...I've only seen one once...about 25 years ago. ha.

  2. The Kingfisher is sublime. And the red reflections on the water and in the ducks eyes... wow...

    1. Actually, those red eyes are the natural color for a Canvasback, not a reflection. Nature certainly gets colorful!

  3. That last photo of the canvasbacks is pure treasure! Love the duck waddling through the cattails, too. Nice catch.

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