I love the Hooded Merganser with its black head, large white patch and bright yellow eyes. It always seems like such a treat to see them in the winter. This guy was swimming around in Great Pond.
Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?
This little Red-bellied Woodpecker was taking a drink at our backyard bird bath during a recent cold spell. Its black-and-white striped back and flashing red cap and nape make it easy to identify.
Many times they will call out before coming into the yard… almost like “Watch out! Here I come!” What a beauty! Have you seen any Red-Bellied woodpeckers this winter?
This gorgeous male Cardinal was perched on the top of the bird feeder in our backyard the other day. It was pretty cold outside, so his feathers are all puffed up. I’m always looking for that “perfect photo op,” so I got my camera and clicked away. This photo came out kind of magical. What do you think?
I’ve seen this little guy swimming around in Provincetown Harbor a few times but he was never close enough to get a photograph. So when I saw him a couple of days ago I thought I would try again. He still was a bit far away…
He is a Long-Tailed Duck, non-breeding with winter plumage. His colors are gorgeous. Stephanie Ellis, the Executive Director of Wild Care Cape Cod helped me with identification. She is so knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you, Stephanie!
He was just so adorable. One of my friends said he looked like a cartoon duck. I think it looks like someone glued cotton balls all over his head! Very distinctive!