Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Hooded Mergansers and Geese
The Canadian Geese are starting to return and we took pictures of this one at the largest lake in the entrance of our community today. He thought we were going to feed him so he was most cooperative in getting close enough for good pictures!
The group that I am saying are Mergansers are questionable as I could not positively identify them! They had no visible color or hoods and seem to have only black and white feathers. My bird books did not have any photos that looked just like these. They were very skiddish and were on the move the whole time we photographed them on the far side of the lake. Unlike the Mergansers in our little lake behind the house where they dive and play and are not afraid at all.
The last pictures are of a dear little Chickadee in the feeder when the snow was flying and I took the photos through the den window.
The snow did not accumulate on the ground at all but it sure did flurry for a while on Sunday! My roses refuse to give up and the brave little buds are still hanging on-ha!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a blessed New Year. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.
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