Black swan napping.
I saw lots of swans sitting on nests. The lake is really pretty right now. It’s lined with those tall purple flowers and there are white swans floating around or sitting along the side. Kind of magical, until the swans come attack your ankles because they want food.
Interesting mallard with that white throat.
A mallard mixed breed of some sort.
Two male wood ducks floating together. I didn’t see any females around.
There are always gulls around looking for a handout.
I had seen a picture of a baby swan at Lake Morton on flickr so I thought I’d stop by there on my way home from Circle B Bar Reserve. It must have been an old picture that someone had just posted. I didn’t see any babies yet but there were a lot of swans sitting on nests along the lake. Last year, the pictures I took were in late April but since baby season had started early this year I thought I would check. Oh well, I’ll check back in a few weeks.
The morning was very productive though. I met a fellow bird blogger. Lee was there walking around the lake with her husband. We started talking about the ducks we had seen that morning and she had mentioned that she had blog, Lee’s birds. I said “Hey, I follow that blog.” I didn’t realize she was local. We talked a while about our favorite places to see birds. It really is a small world.
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