I went into work an hour early, and then worked through lunch so I was able to leave early. I was driving north to hike when a buddy called my cell phone and asked to join me. I pulled over at a small park just outside the city and went for a walk as I waited for him to meet me there. In the time I waited I saw four deer, one red-tailed hawk and four wood ducks! All in about 30 minutes of walking real slow.
This is a pair of Wood ducks, Aix sponsa. Gotta just LOVE this colorful bird!
I am so happy the weather is turning and I can find wildlife a little easier. I cannot wait to see what I photograph over the warm weather season as I only began my PAD last October.