A migratory flock of Bonaparte's Gulls passed through my area in early April. These birds are incredibly trusting allowing me to drive the boat up to within a few feet of them. This reflection shot of the gull with wings lifted is my favorite from the mornings encounter
May blanketed the area in fresh green foliage and I began spending evenings at a local wetland. Wood Ducks, Mallards, Hooded Mergansers, and Canada Geese were nesting there. This colorful Wood Duck male swooped in low giving me a wonderful passing shot.
And a Wood Duck hen with her tiny ducklings swam past my hide as she eyed me intently trying to determine if I were a danger.
Passing close by this young Wood Duck reflected beautifully in the placid water of the wetland. These ducks are very wary and I was using the best camo I had and they were still picking me out allowing only a few shots at best before they disappeared.
2010 A Year in Pictures will continue with my next post.