Saturday, May 23, 2015
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks! - 21 May 2015
I had just dropped Robin off for a hair appointment and had to go pick her up. So, when I got to her appointment at 7 pm I pleaded w/ her stylist to "cut quick" so we could chase the birds. I could've been antsy the whole time, but I was calm and didn't rush them. When she was finished, we headed down Pennsylvania Rd. past Beech Daly to Michigan Heights Dr. and turned left into the subdivision. About a quarter-mile back into the subdivision, on the left, we found a small pond. No ducks. :( I would later learn that they were flushed by someone walking their dog. So we drove home.
I had only ever seen these ducks at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Fl, so it was a real treat to get to photograph them inside my own township.
When I got home I found a single White-crowned Sparrow below the feeders behind the house. Yard Bird #42. I tried digiscoping it, but my little Buffy decided to walk out on the open ledge and perch in front of my scope as I tried to digiscope it through the open window. Oh, well...