For instance, there are many wood ducks, and they're even swimming closer and not as skittish as usual! So I've gotten some decent shots.
A couple of Common Mergansers in front of wood ducks.
I even saw this female Hooded Merganser the other day! That's only the second time I've seen this type. I've never seen them put their hood up, though. (Sorry that photo is horrid.)
Don't forget about the mallards! Actually, last week I saw two males that were somehow attached.. I don't know if there was a string, or what, but they couldn't swim farther than about one foot apart. It was sad. These are NOT those ducks, but at first I thought maybe they were.
A ring-necked duck that came nice and close for me.
Also, the violet-green swallows are back. They rarely perch, and you have to be quick to catch them. Later I'll get closer photos.
The cormorants still hang out on this tree. One or two of them at a time.
And even though it snowed (!) again yesterday, spring is coming.
And I still cook things, and sometimes take food photos. This was a hot bean dip that I got from Kathy's blog. I made a half-batch and used it as a burrito filling and sometimes on rice (it lasted several meals, obviously!). It was delish! Though I forgot the olives.
Then I baked some snickerdoodles.
Have you made any delicious recipes lately? Seen any interesting birds? Those two topics go together so well.. maybe if you made a duck dish, it would be perfect. (And kind of sad.. don't cook wood ducks. :()