A blurry new duck on a yucky day

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My first common goldeneye  from very far away. I had to stand on a picnic table to catch him when he swam away from the tall reeds in front of the lake. This was taken with my 300mm lens and extremely cropped up. Bad shot but at least I can add him to my list. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of one being in the area.

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These little grebes were looking at me like I was crazy. Standing in the drizzle looking for a duck.

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After a while, the clouds started to disappear. This kingfisher was watching me watching him.

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Now watching me on a pole in the lake.

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This spoonbill agreed with the grebes.  I think he was laughing at me.

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Moorhen with the big yellow feet.

The goldeneye had been reported for a few weeks at the lake that Boyd Hill Nature Preserve sits on. It was across the lake from the park at a boat ramp. I finally made it over there in late January. It had been raining and I almost didn’t go. Luckily it stopped raining and the sun came out.  I’m glad I braved the weather since now I have a new duck for my list!

5 thoughts on “A blurry new duck on a yucky day

  1. Maybe blurry to you, but I can see the golden eye and you have a new lifer. Yay. Love all the other birds too, and your captions make me smile. Glad you braved the yukky weather. We seem to have had more than our share of it this season. (But looking at blogs from elsewhere, I realize we have nothing to complain about.)

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