More Backyard Feathered Friends

With Spring abounding more and more each visit to our lot, some birds I’ve photographed have now migrated north after having wintered here, some have newly arrived to spend the summer, and others are year-round residents.

Here are a couple species taken several weeks ago that have now left for their migration north.

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Greater Scaup
(I believe “Greater” because the males’ heads shine iridescence green, a “Lesser” shines purple.)

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Ruddy Duck (female)

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And here are three bird species that have arrived this Spring.

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Eastern Bluebird taking over our neighbor’s Purple Martin house

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Osprey

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Canada Goose Goslings
(these may be year-round residents too 🙂 )

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And finally, here are three photos of birds that live here year-round.

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Bald Eagle mated pair across the creek

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Song Sparrow

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Belted Kingfisher

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One more photo, a quick shot taken enroute one of the days of a pair of domestic Pekin ducks, too cute not to include…..well, they were quite obliging with that fence! 😏

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Pekin Ducks

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