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Isn't he cute? He sat there and watched the river, ignoring me. I finally made kissing noises at him to cause him to look. All chubby and scruffy, he was too pudgy to be the lovely, sleek adult hawk we will find in a few weeks.
Strange bedfellows? I hope not. At first I thought I was seeing a common merganser and her mate. Just as soon as the drake turned into the sunlight, it was clear he was a mallard. No other ducks anywhere close. Just buddies, I guess.And finally, a green heron. Yeah, despite the reddish brown breast and neck, this is the common green heron. He refused to turn around for a shot of his back. He never took his eyes off me.
All in all, a very satisfying bird-watching week.