Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Birds, birds, birds
Within five minutes of arriving at the lake this evening I saw: some ring-necked ducks, a loon, what was probably a merganser but too far away to be certain, two mute swans, a bluebird, a bunch of robins and blackbirds, a pair of geese, and a young bald eagle. And that's not to mention the kingfisher on the telephone wire on the way up here. In a month or two, I suppose we'll settle back into a mostly-geese monoculture, but right now this place is a living poster for ornithological diversity.