Wild Bird Wednesday #190 Mallard Ducks and Bald Eagle juvenile

Wild Bird Wednesday

Bald Eagle
Mourning Cloak butterfly

I checked out a new park and after a muddy wetland walk (I use the word “walk” rather loosely here) I found this pair of Mallards basking in the late afternoon sun–just across the parking lot from my car. 

Mallards, Stumpy Lake

The park has promise (some hot summer day after a long dry spell). I caught a glimpse of a Pileated Woodpecker, and later heard it laughing at how it outsmarted me. A bright Bluebird also caught my eye, but I could never get it in focus. 

This isn’t a good shot of the Bald Eagle juvenile, but I was just happy to see  it on my way home, sitting atop an electrical tower.

Bald Eagle juvenile, Honey Bee GC

It seemed early in the season for a butterfly

Mourning Cloak butterfly

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, where Stewart shares a beautiful White Tern–and a wee Tern chick, too! Come see! And link up your bird photos while you’re there, all are welcome to participate.

31 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #190 Mallard Ducks and Bald Eagle juvenile

    1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, E.C. Thank you. So good to see you! I have a link to your recent posts in my email, got a little behind this week. I’ll be by to see what you’ve come up with for the holiday.


  1. I love the colors on the butterfly. The mallards are so pretty. I agree a picture of a eagle is always wonderful. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Patti!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! I saw an eagle on the ground inside the airport fence recently, but there’s no parking allowed! I went to the small viewing lot to park and walked back, but by the time I got in sight of the eagle, it took off. Happy St. Patrick’s day to you!


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