Northern Cardinals are starting to vocalize more and their plumages seem to be getting more crisp. It's always nice to distinguish there chips from other species. Another note is that American Goldfinches are starting to get some bright yellow color.
|female Northern Cardinal (1/6/2011)|
|male Northern Cardinal (1/6/2011)|
The Duck Pond produced a few good birds this afternoon with highlights of a female Northern Shoveler, Redhead, and Ring-necked Duck. Another highlight was a muskrat! This was the second time I've seen one at the Duck Pond.
|Northern Shoveler (Duck Pond 1/6/2011)|
|Muskrat (Duck Pond 1/6/2011)|