This morning, it feels like Spring is very near. As I was drinking my first mug of coffee, gazing out over the neighbourhood, I saw a big formation of [I think] Canada Geese flying by. They were too far away to be certain, or to be able to hear the characteristic honking.
The day before yesterday, I saw a Goldeneye duck in the pond, but didn’t have the camera with me. Goldeneyes aren’t unusual in any way, but I’ve never managed to get a close-up of one. They’re always too far away, and too nervous. My best bet for getting good photos of other ducks than mallards and wigeons … that’s when this happens — that some odd one decides to spend time in the pond.
This little guy, was sitting on a branch, sunning himself … for once, it was sitting still! Usually they’re so full of energy it’s dizzying, but I guess they too has to take a break every now and then.