A Hooded Merganser and Bufflehead were the Odd Couple at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
I finally saw a male Bufflehead over Christmas break. His feathers glistened in the sunlight – what a cool bird!
Three days after Christmas, the weather forecasters promised us some sun. It was a welcome forecast, as it had been cloudy for days. So I got up early and headed to Lake Morton for sunrise. I hadn’t been there to visit my swans in quite a while. But it was another dull gray day. You couldn’t tell when the sun rose because the clouds were so thick. Yuck! When I first stepped out of my car, all sorts of ducks came running over to me, convinced that I had brought some bread to share. I always apologize to them and tell them I’ll bring some next time. Then I don’t. It’s a good thing they don’t hold it against me. My juvenile swans were easy to spot as they waddled through the grass. They are looking more like adult swans, but still have the dark markings of juveniles. They were still making little noises to each other, too, much like they made on the day they hatched. It’s so sweet to go back and visit them. Lake Morton is a great place to go photograph Wood Ducks. Usually Wood Ducks are a very secretive species, but the ones at Lake […]