I love the variety of bird found here in Lincoln hills in the winter. When the hawks, egrets and herons return we know that summer is over.
The most frequent of our daily walks takes us to a pond full of mallards. It is a favorite breeding spot for these ducks. Mallards aren't the only birds to be found here, though.
A few days ago I brought my camera hoping to get a shot of an owl that has been hanging out in the area.
The owl was nowhere to be seen on this afternoon but a little snowy egret could be seen hunting at the edge of the pond.
It took little notice of me as I clicked away, hoping for a great shot. The one at the right is the sharpest but the one at the top may be my favorite.
Check out Wild Bird Wednesday at Paying Ready Attention to see more of our avian friends.