A most handsome duck is the Mallard (Anas platyrhychos). He also is one of my favourite ducks! Wherever one goes there seems to be Mallards. Three Cheers or Quacks for Mallards!
A hen Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) preening her feathers! Preening is important to birds, especially birds like Ducks who have to keep their feathers ship shape to keep the cold and wet away!
With the judge looking on the boys line up for the big race. George yells at Betty to get back in line so we can get the show on the road!
With Billy and Sis looking on, Mum turns her head as Bobby attempts his first full Pike off the log!
A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) doing what a Song Sparrow is famous for, Singing. This little guy was singing his heart out!
A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
A female fledgling House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) has had a busy day. Just new to this world she’s learning how to get around. But, all the activicty has worn her out and she has a little rest in a Hawthorne bush. That big thorn will definitely stop her from tipping to the right!