Spring is officially here. Sometimes it feels like it while at other times its hard to discern it from winter.
With half an inch of new snow on the ground, Saturday morning was one of those times that felt like winter. The ice has thawed from the creek bordering our family farm and that is where I placed my little pop-up blind in hopes of photographing passing waterfowl. During the course of the morning I was entertained by hooded mergansers, wood ducks, an immature bald eagle, Canada geese, a muskrat, and an early arriving phoebe. Also present in good numbers were the usual year around residents; juncos chickadees', cardinals, titmice, and blue jays with red bellied woodpeckers drumming in the background. The following are a few Saturday's better creek sitting photos.