Now that the migrating hummingbirds have (sadly) moved south until spring, birding focus turns to the wide variety of wintering ducks that occupies the Upper Texas Gulf Coast where we reside. The annual checklist is never complete unless we can tick off every one that comes through; we are down to just a handful of weeks left in which to do just that.
Those who have been following a while, I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of blogging. Though I have promised to post once per week, you should be advised that blogging is inversely proportional to the daily life schedule: as one snores, the other battles insomnia.
That same increase in busy-ness takes a big chunk out of regularly birding as well. The camera bag is covered with dust bunnies. Of the 29 some odd duck/goose species we could see, 17 of them are still struck through. Ouch.
Enjoy this collection of my favorite little duckie snaps; perhaps it’s more of a nudge for me than it is pleasure you. Either way, see y’all outside near the water .. where the feathers are!
~ Shannon @ DirtNKids Blog
Black-bellied Whistling Duck