It didn't feel too bad out as the winds were much calmer than yesterday so decided to make my first stop at Lake Singletary to watch the sun continue to rise. I'd drive into the parking lot and see a brave soul in the middle of the lake already on his boat and to the other side of the lake is where most of the waterfowl was including the two Bufflehead above. There'd also be a couple Mallards, Hooded Mergs and of course the usual Canada Geese. I'd have my camera out willing the Bufflhead to get a little closer for better photos and be thrilled to hear a Common Loon coming some where from the lake which would be a first for me here so guessing it decided to stop there for a bit in the midst of heading back to its nesting grounds.
The male decided to come back and I'd catch the two of them "in the act" I believe so I guess the nest is good enough for at least one thing as of now. :-0. I'd look over at the other two goofy heron's on the sparce tree and they'd be watching as well so maybe they'll want to "keep up with the Jones's" and get to work!
And another lousy photo of the Song Sparrow I have in my yard with the funky molting taken this morning. I'm convinced he's conspiring with the Fox Sparrows to mess with my head because I can look at him as much as I want with the naked eye from my window but once I get the camera out off he flies for cover (perhaps he doesn't want his picture taken in such a state?) Anyhow, notice how it appears as if he's got a huge pot belly going on right now. He doesn't of course as those are his feathers touching the ground. This bird fascinates me as I don't think I'v ever seen anything quite like it before but based on what I see, it's just molting as he flies well and is eating okay but who knows!
Sigh, so now I sit here looking out my window and seeing and hearing the relentless winds. I had every intention of going back out there later today but consider it pointless considering there's one thing I've learned in my 4 years of birding and that is birds dislike the wind much as we do so will play it by ear. Now starts the work week where temps are supposed to get into the 60's which is so not fair I tell ya. All I want is a little hint of spring and guessing I'm not alone.
Take care all.