Jazz, my Wild Muscovy Duck was down the river from me and I had to use all my zoom to get those photos, and wished I had more zoom. I was so thrilled to see that duck just after learning about them from you! What a big coincidence! It was so thrilling so I thought of you and your ducks as I took photos of the ones the south winds may have blown up my way! We had some deliciously warm weather (and lots of cloud cover).
Season's Greetings and Happy New Year to you too!
Jazz, the river had risen because of rains, then receded. As I was by the river in a clearing, it was very soft and risky walking, also a bit slippery in places. I would have followed the duck downstream by foot if I could have. Beyond the clearing there is a lot of plant growth and no path. I only had a few minutes there and wished I could spend the day!
You are so lucky to have such a great place near your home to visit your Wild Muscovy. I'm lucky you share them with me!
Jazz, don't be too busy to drop me a line once in a while!
Thanks for your friendship!
Jazz, I only caught glimpes of the birds that lived in the riverbank holes but I think they were some sort of martin, maybe a Sand Martin. I only saw them flying in silhouette. They flew into the holes so fast and when they came out, they didn't linger. The photos that I got were all blurs and there weren't many of them. I only saw them a couple of times, then the river rose and the riverbank fell into the water. The holes were like tunnels, I suppose, because the holes are still on the banks, just not as many. I wonder if they will return when the warm weather returns.
I don't know bird names very well, and I know trees even less! I know a few of each very well, and lots of them not at all!
Have a good one!
Jazz, are you a pilot?
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