Another glorious, windy day. We headed to the Perth Wetlands at Mitchell and spend the afternoon soaking up some sunshine and trying to identify the numerous ducks that were coming and going. As we walked around the ponds we were serenaded by Song Sparrows and Red-winged Blackbirds. And of course there were many Canada Geese, many that were assuming the I’m a statue – don’t come near my nest position – that we’ve come to recognize.
We were also very excited to see a Northern Pintail amongst the Ring-Necked Ducks!
Green Winged Teal
Blue Winged Teals in flight
Northern Pintails in flight
Still a little snow hanging on!
Aside from the wonderful display of birds and waterfowl, we saw a painted turtle,
quite a few muskrats and a chorus of frogs
which were easier to hear than to see. All in all, a fine day out!