Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Birding Trip: December 25th, 2012

Yesterday was Christmas, and as I don't really celebrate Christmas (I celebrate Yule a little earlier, and all my family engagements are on the 24th), I picked up about 15 hours at work.  Fortunately there was an hour break, which I used to go birding at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, WI.  I wound up with bird I haven't seen yet and a bunch I have, but which were cool anyway:

Canvasback.  This is my new duck, haven't seen one of these yet.

I call this guy "Tuxedo Mallard." He's a Mallard, but with unusual markings.

Another weird Mallard, with different blotches.

A pair of Double-crested Cormorants.

A pair of American Pelicans.

A Lesser Scaup.