Obviously, the picture does not do this lovely bird justice and out of 30 photos this was the clearest I could get. I had my ISO settings on the highest I could get them because I knew he was going to be difficult to photograph due to gray skies and his skittish behaviour and all of the pictures came out very grainy because of it.
This pretty bird would fly around us almost in a half circle and then land in the tall grass. I could have sat there and watched it for hours it was so lovely. The black spot in the center of that vivid yellow on its chest is gorgeous! Very nice way to start the day.
This bird is definitely not shy and it flew about in various places including tomb stones to search for a snack. Very cute bird with a tail that could hypnotize you when its wagging.
Last but not least are some pictures I took of some white mallards(?) before I headed home. I have seen them on the Blackstone River whenever I pass by but just never got out of my car for a photo. Check out the bill of the one on the immediate left. It looks as if it is damaged or something.
This mallard made me laugh the entire time I was there. He kept doing this thing with his bill that made it look as if it were smiling at me.