I love the light in this one. An almost-deserted waterway. The ducks are behind us.
Coot, collecting leftovers after the kids went by. Those feet are far too big; they get in each other's way.
"Nobody's using this nest box; I may as well perch on it."
Unidentified hawk on another nest box. Good thing it's not breeding season yet.
Mallard hybrid. I don't think I've seen this particular mix before.
Great blue heron, fishing.
Scaup females. Greater, I think. Or Lesser. One or the other.
Redwing blackbird. The males arrive here first, then the females about a month later. We'll look for them at the end of February.
Bird feeder. With resident squirrel.
Looking out the window of the warming room. A welcome haven in cold weather, heated by a fragrant wood stove.
On the way home, we stopped to see this eagle guarding his nest.
Next: Stone soup.