We took too many photos of mallards and reflections.
|Mallard female, with reflections mimicing her feather pattern,|
|Mallard pair. Yellow scribbles reflect not-quite-bare trees on the far shore.|
|At the creek entrance, the trees crowd in, creating shadows and marvellous green water.|
|Male and blue sky (reflected).|
|Manky mallard. Has hints of purplish blue on the head, no blue speculum, patchy back.|
|Far down the quiet arm of the main pond, a flock of pine siskins was drinking at the end of a log, chattering and preening as they waited their turn.|
We didn't do the complete circuit, because of Laurie's back, so we missed the sparrows and finches that hang out near the blackberry patch, and the robins that patrol the lawns. Next time; every day, Laurie is getting more of his strength back.
A Skywatch post.