(Sorry for the long absence, too much going on on top of me being a bit ‘under the weather…feeling much better now!)
The day before the blizzard a few weeks ago, we had a small flock of Gadwalls (dabbling ducks) arrive to safe harbor in our community cove through the storm that I posted on. This flock has continued to come back to frequent our community cove in the mornings to feed. Having only ever seen a lone pair around our riprap in prior winters, it has been an ongoing thrill to see them continue their visit around us this season.
These ducks migrate from Alaska, Canada, and the Great Plains to our region for the winter.
It was equally rewarding to capture the Gadwalls in flight!
And on a day here & there, they will return late afternoon to hang around to enjoy the sunset.
What a thrill indeed it is to have a migratory species feel safe to hang around for a while!