Walk through the wetlands with me.
We are surrounded by sloughs and pot-holes of many sizes. With a borrowed camera around my neck and thunder clouds looming, I was out walking this afternoon. I visited 5 different sloughs and caught a few of the water birds with the camera. I had hoped for less common varieties, but it seems they have not all returned from the south. I was surprised to find a few grebes mixed in with the common ducks.
Seagulls! 'nuff said!
Seagulls again with canvas-back male and female.
Male mallard in flight.
Male Northern Shoveler.
Canvasback pair and a red-necked grebe.
And another common spring sight -- boys in their Sunday best trying to launch a raft!