Just steps from the front door, the familiar snowdrops and crocuses are making their presence known.
Tundra swan migration started early this year. However the odd flock continues to pass overhead from time to time.
Migrating ducks are here in good numbers. One of our ponds is hosting ring-necked ducks in larger numbers than I have ever seen here. Recently I counted 17, not a big number for some places but a good total for one pond around here. A pair of hooded mergansers were present as well. Hopefully they will nest on this pond again this year.
|Gaggle of Gadwall|
This afternoon, I decided to check out the West Perth Wetlands. Highlights included my first Northern Shrike and a rare for this area Horned Grebe.
The coming weeks should bring some good sightings.