Woo Hoo ! Finally got out for the first day after my surgery just a week ago. Amazing that I was able to get out so soon after some major excavation done. So I went searching for ducks. See, the local birding community keep sharing these awesome photos of ducks in a neighborhood lake. The ice limits their ability to use all the water, and the open area is closest to the parking lot. Centennial Lake is the winter haven for Canada Geese, Ring Billed Gulls, Ring Necked Ducks, Canvasbacks, Buffleheads and a solitary Redhead duck.
It’s been so long that I’ve been out shooting birds, that I felt quite rusty. Add to walking just a little gingerly and making sure not to slip on the slippery lake bank I sat down in a little chair and waited. Watched and waited. It was a sunny afternoon and the cold 35 degrees actually felt a little warm.
These Redhead ducks are found in the Chesapeake Bay area during the winter months, and spend their summers in the Pacific Northwest.
Redhead greeted me and went back to his busy schedule of ducking and diving.
It was so great to be out, and I hope that I’m able to get out much more in the near future. The weather may hold me out a bit, but I’ve got all sorts of great bird reports worth chasing. Stay tuned!!