I headed over to the pond with Jack who is finally up to leaving the apartment, and we saw this hawk scaring the ducks.
And there was a coot hanging out by the bridge! It has a fish it's tearing bits off of and eating, which you can barely see in this shot. But what you can see (sort of at least) is its crazy coot foot! :-)
A wood duck, daring me to find a more gorgeous animal to take a picture of.
It's hard for ducks to get private time. This onlooker did ~not~ mind his own business.
Yes, yes, the same wood duck, now ready for his close-up.
That about wore Jack out, and he headed back home to nap while I continued on towards the ramble. This flicker was near the boathouse. Bit of a pink face.
Creeper! At the feeders.
The lady of the hour, holding court. At least four photographers had lenses only for her.
|Baltimore oriole, female|
This house finch was just as happy to not have quite so much attention.
Oof. This poor guy. Wonder what happened.
Check out the ring on this female mallard! Never seen a prominent neck ring on a female like that.
At the end of the day, it's hard not to love a bunch of shovelers.