Yesterday, a friend’s husband had gotten some really nice shots of hooded mergansers in the duck pond. I got some too, last year — even turned out it was the same date! I say this because usually, hooded mergansers are really stand-offish. They keep to themselves in the very far end of another lake, the few times they show up at all.
Now … I mentioned this to Gerry, that Doug had seen hoodies in the pond, one thing led to another … we were talking about waterfowl and how odd it was that we never ever had seen a Canada goose in the pond!
Today, we went there — I was of course hoping that the hoodies would still be here but the only hoodie I saw was the human kind. However, on our way back out of the park … there they were!
Two geese paddling happily along with the mallards!
I woke up to the Ides of March and a Winter wonderland — we had received a nice snow cover overnight! The park looked more spiffy than usual with all the snow laden bows and branches! That’s not something we’ve gotten used to this winter … snow!
‘My’ friendly, grey squirrel came around, he got three peanuts and he looked very thankful 🙂
Here is my Hooded Merganser of last year: