Random Bird Pictures And A Muskrat

Spring is upon us here in Wisconsin. We are blessed that we live in a area where there are many lakes, marshes and rivers. So when spring hits us we are always driving around looking at these spots for cool ducks or other animals. Some ducks have better color of feathers in the spring than in the fall so it’s nice to see those birds in spring. The birds are getting ready to lay eggs and start a family so you see the ducks and geese paired up as well as big groups.

These Hooded Merganser pictures were taken 2 miles from my house on a river that flows close to our house property and close to where I own some hunting land.

 

Drake Hooded Merganser.

Drake Hooded Merganser.

Hen Hooded Merganser.

Hen Hooded Merganser.

Taking off.

Taking off.

Group Of Mergansers. One with hood up.

Group Of Mergansers. One with hood up.

Canadian  Geese

Canadian Geese

The field in the back ground is my field. I own the field and the woods and only a small part of the marsh. The water that the geese are sitting on is owned by someone else and it is in a government program so they can’t make any changes to the water at all or put up permanent blinds or stands.

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Breeding Pair.

Breeding Pair.

Drake and Hen Ringbill.

Drake and Hen Ringbill.

Ringbills taking off.

Ringbills taking off.

 

 

These Canvasbacks and Ringbills  were on a lake called the Kingston Mill Pond. We do hunt on this lake on occasion.

Drake & Hen Canvasback.

Drake & Hen Canvasback.

Drake Canvasback.

Drake Canvasback.

 

Group of Canvasbacks.

Group of Canvasbacks.

Group of Ringbills.

Group of Ringbills.

And then there was lonely Mr. Muskrat busy eating.

Mr. Muskrat.

Mr. Muskrat.

That is the end of our wildlife cruise. Hopefully later I will be able to get some closer pictures of the ducks.

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