Several on the pond today
28 are on the pond right now
A male and female are on the pond now
I counted 36 on the pond this morning
I counted at least 42 on the pond at 5:00 pm today
Three are on the pond now.
Sorry for the bad photo... zoomed in a lot.
Dabblers. 5 in the group. Females I think... Prominent flattened bills. Nondescript otherwise. ID help appreciated!
Some have a white "Mohawk" and a white patch on the bill. Have two tone cheeks. In the better light, I can see more color and am more certain of my ID, but ID help would be appreciated.
OK. I am calling this a female mallard but it would be more fun if it were a northern shoveler. First when I noticed this duck in the photo I took with Buffleheads, one of the things I noticed was a prominent bill. The bill has somewhat of a shoveler-like "overhang" to me. However, it could just be a female mallard. The bill appears orange when I enlarged the image. But I do not see the black saddle on the orange bill nor do I see a blue speculum. Nevertheless, it's likely just a mallard.
I have them all around my house.
One loner working the edge of the pond. I think I'm right, but I could use a confirmation on this ID.
Male with two females seen on the storm water pond.
Two heard calling to each other.
If folks agree with this ID, please log your agreement so the record is "confirmed". Thanks.
This bird dives and stays submerged for 20 seconds or more at a time. When I approached to get a better photo, it went underwater and I didn't see it emerge. This particular individual was mostly alone but had another one nearby at times. I am not sure if this is a juvenile or an adult.
Damselflies in tandem. I love the way the water surface was bending with the female as she laid eggs just beneath the surface. I think these are comanche dancers, but I am awful with identifying damsels and will do some research and update this as I learn more. ID help is appreciated.
notice the 3 damselflies hovering over him/her... I think they were looking to land on its nose.
I am told this is an Asian clam
After consultation with my birder friends, I believe this is a first winter white faced ibis.
I think this is a black saddlebags and the photo is from afar so it's grainy when I blew it up. The white spot on the abdomen is throwing me. Blk saddlebags should have yellow spots there. Also this one is more red-brown than the books seem to indicate, so I could use some help from more experienced odonate folks.
I never considered red shouldered hawk until it was suggested. Thanks guys!
I could not get a picture but there are four or five of these birds hanging around the wet grassland near the pond. This photo represents the habitat.