The female, or duck, hooded merganser.

February 6, 2015


A red-shouldered hawk soars in the clear blue sky above the Wetlands in Explore the Wild.

January 21, 2015

A Fine Day…Week

Alert to the happenings around her.

January 19, 2015

What’s all the ruckus?

A male yellow-bellied sapsucker at work.

January 9, 2015


There's no denying the attraction of hooded mergansers.

January 7, 2015

Waterfowl Update


January 5, 2015


The male mounts the female.

December 15, 2014

Hooded Merganser Follow-up

A pickerel frog for the hawk, a photo-op for me.

December 12, 2014



December 10, 2014

Making the Pair Bond

Anxious, this merganser looks for an escape route.

November 21, 2014

Home Ice

On the Dino Trail Mahonia's thick leaves bead up rain drops.

November 19, 2014

This Week

The pair of mallards peforming a courtship "dance."

November 7, 2014

Mallards, sort of

Now, there are two buffleheads.

November 5, 2014

And Then There Were Two

Should I stay or should I go?

October 27, 2014

Around the Wetlands

I've seen worse.

October 24, 2014


Juveniles and winter adults lack the black ring around the bill.

October 20, 2014

Look Who’s Back!

These eighteen double-crested cormorants could also be going to the Gulf Coast, but they may end their journey at Jordan Lake here in NC.

October 16, 2014

Go Outside and Look Up

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