Photo essay: A snowy morning

It was lightly snowing, but I simply couldn’t resist visiting Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area. I had the trip in mind for several days and, well, I did wake up early to take a drive with Izzie.

I was the only person out, which was fine by me. I saw plenty of birds. Here’s some of what I saw:

Snow

Wilson's Snipe1

Wilson’s Snipe

Northern Shoveler5

I’ve seen plenty of Northern Shoveler’s, but the ducks have always been just floating like this.

Northern Shoveler1

I finally saw the backside of a Northern Shoveler as the duck flew away. Gorgeous coloring!

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked ducks

Ring-necked ducks  

Ruddy Duck, American Coot

A Ruddy Duck and American Coot

Tree Swallow, first spring1

Tree Swallow, first spring

 

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