This is my favorite Mallard couple. They have been coming here for the 8 yrs I have lived in this house. They come back to mate and have little ones nearby and they are used to me feeding them a little bread now and then so return several times a day now eating fallen seeds from the bird feeder. They are so sweet and trusting that when I walk my Chi, Lilly, they know I won't let her near them, they ignore her-ha! And I just love the little sounds they make when they are eating, little "thank you" chortles.
House Wrens have a pretty red breast.
I have identified these pretties as Vireos, what do you think?
The Canadian Goose couple are being chased ashore by this Male Mute Swan who is very territorial. He puffs way up with his beautiful wings and then plows the water creating a wake as he lets them know who is boss!
So Regal is he!
This is the female Merganser, her mate just dove under. They are so elusive and quick that it is very hard to get a good photo of them.
Here they are side by side center of photo. I love the hooded Mergansers! a female Mallard is watching them.
Thank you for coming to my wild back yard! Please leave a comment, I treasure them!
My wild heart to yours...