In breeding plumage, the Northern Shoveler is a handsome bird with striking rufous along its flanks and a bright green head. These colors are greatly muted in non-breeding plumage seen in the following photos taken in fall in Cape May, New Jersey. The beautiful sky-blue shoulder patch and green speculum are visible while the duck is […]
Had to laugh today while watching this pair of Wood Ducks at Wildwood Lake Park in Harrisburg. They seemed to be having a disagreement over something, but they got it worked out in the end.
As I prepare these blogs, I learn new things all the time. For example, because this Belted Kingfisher has one dark band across his breast, and some rufous along the side that doesn’t extend all the way across, it is a juvenile. Which explains its comical attempts to land on the power line overlooking the […]