I was finally able to identify these migrating ducks!! They are Ring-necked Ducks! They winter in our area and they frequent fresh water lakes. They are amazingly beautiful but very leery of man and I could not approach them to get better pictures as they are on the move on the water constantly and swim away as soon as they see me-ha!
Though the picture is blurry, it still shows all the identifying marks: white stripe on the bill, "bib" and solid black head and upper back. They are a joy to see.
Today however, it is kind of blah out, 40 degrees and overcast. Still the back yard is alive with all the birds and squirrel activity.
I am so longing to see less of brown grass and bare tree branches....but I am thankful that we are not knee deep in snow like our family and friends back in NYS-ha!
Come again soon and have a super day!!
Raking the leaves in the 40's in Auburn NY and raking leaves in SC New Year's Day. I love raking leaves-ha!
My heart to yours....