Even the Lesser Scaup is sitting out of the water on this beautiful 70 degree day! He kept his eye on me though and I am sure he would bolt if I got too close.
Of course I am still seeing the Yellow Rumped Warblers each time I head to the lake -- here you can actually see his prominent yellow spotted rump!
My male Kingfisher was down at Ft. Fisher yesterday but kept his distance. It was a cloudy morning -- not the best for picture taking. Happy to see so many Kingfishers this year though!
Don't know what these are but looked a bit like wild strawberries to me. I am seeing lots of different small wildflowers these days and the trees are in bloom. I found out that this is a Northern Dewberry and is in the rose family -- it looked like a rose but had a long trailing vine which made me think strawberry. They are about an inch and a half across.
You can see the new growth on the reeds here as well and the beautiful blue skies we have so often here!
Another not so great component of spring down here is the incredible coating of pollen on everything. It will rain at night cleaning everything up and by night fall the next day, there will be a layer of green everywhere. It even looks hazy on a bright sunny day if you look down a street.