With goslings. Despite being cute, these come out of domestic stock and are a problem. Their numbers are increasing rapidly in NE Texas.
Drake preening near the drain. Allowed me to approach within 20 feet.
Caught this picture in between dives for breakfast
Calling at the end of the recording. With Spring Peepers, Red-winged Blackbird, and Black and White Warbler.
Mid day today I went birding at Lake Runnemede in Windsor, Vermont. This male Red-breasted Merganser was a surprise, and the first bird we saw. It flew in to the water right in front of us, but soon swam off.
They are a really neat species, told from the common merganser by their bushy crest, red breast, and the gray on the flanks.
Anseriformes is an order of birds. It comprises about 150 living species in three families: Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and Anatidae, the largest family, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans.