No, not the Oregon football team, but a few photos of ducks we see in Oregon. This is an American Widgeon we saw at the pond at Malheur Headquarters. In my last blog, I talked about being at the headquarters and how we got distracted from visiting the pond because of all the beautiful birds everywhere. So now Debbie and I start off together headed for the pond again. I turn around to see what she is doing and, once again, she has vanished. Bad girl. I knew she’d catch up so I huddled down in a blind provided for observing water-birds. There were wild ducks and other birds scattered all over the couple acres of water. There were Mallards.
The sounds and sights were amazing. Debbie sneaks into the blind with me. Seems like some Yellow-rumped Warblers (butterbutts) had distracted her.
These wood warblers get that nick-name from the yellow patch on their rump. Cute…
Then we see Mr. and Mrs. Redhead. Such a handsome couple.
This is a new duck, (actually a diving duck), for us to see, as were some others in the pond. Fascinating to watch them from just a few feet away.
Most of these ducks are resting and feeding here at Malheur Wildlife Refuge during their annual migration.
We look down just a little and here comes this little grebe, one of the cutest birds you’ll ever see. I love this shot.
And now our minds wander off as we watch a flock of Northern Pintails fly by.
And I’ll finish up today with a photo of a duck from our own pond, till next time, Happy Birding.