Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Swan and Several Ducks



                                                                Great Blue Heron


                                                                      Ditto


                                                                 House Sparrow


                                                            Canada Geese in Flight


                                                               Trumpeter Swan


                                                                   Mallard Pair


                                              Forefront, American Wigeon, Cayuga Cross


                                                              Trumpeter Swan


                                                       American Wigeon in Flight


                                             Male Mallard on Left, Center Cayuga-Mallard
                                           Cross, Forefront American Wigeon-Cayuga Cross


                                                          Male American Wigeon

0815-1030 hrs./clear/12-31 degrees/15 mph winds

The weather was a lot more palatable than yesterday, and we had a new visitor.  This swan is from the Arctic, and I saw it fly in alone.  This is another bird that made a long flight.  I observed it resting on the ice for about an hour, it could have been even more.  It was quite a distance from me, and when I go from the east side of the lake to the west side in hopes for a better shot, it is a big deal.