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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Signs of Spring...even if it was flurrying...

I took a walk in Prospect Park, Saturday the 16th of March, hoping to see the Varied Thrush. No thrush for me but I saw some subtle signs of spring.... even if it was flurrying

Spring buds

A Ruddy Duck turning ruddy. Love the blue beak

A male Hooded Merganser cruising for females

He was putting on quite a display. He would rear up hood elongated, lean back and make this croaking noise. I had never heard them make a sound before.

This is him on the wild side... What's not to love Ms. Merganser???

That got her attention

My mother called from CT to say there were three Robins in her backyard Friday. Maybe Spring is on the way... even if it is snowing today.