Mandarin Duck: From Molt to Magnificent

This gallery contains 5 photos. Over the course of several months this year, I had the privilege of witnessing one of Nature’s most stunning creatures undergo a stunning transformation from egad-what-on-earth-is-that to drop-dead-gorgeous. 

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Baird(s) on the Beach!

This gallery contains 4 photos. The caption of this post is my whimsical nod to both Shakespeare and shorebirds (being a fan of both). Those of you who live on the West Coast will be familiar with this summer festival. 🙂 Continue reading