Today was all I hoped it would be except it was too short. I was able to get out and take some leisurely looks at good birds that are around right now. Ducks are still hanging around in good numbers and I was able to try my hand at getting some photos through my spotting scope. Below are shots of a male and a female Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata:
This species was one of the most common present today. I also got a nice look at some Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Other birds of note were FOY (First of Year) Ruby-crowned Kinglets Regulus calendula and Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus. Along the Mississippi River there appeared to be a good movement of Bald Eagles Haliaeetus leucocephalus going north. From the reports I'm reading there are other migrants moving in which I haven't seen yet. That's the beauty of spring migration, there's always tomorrow...even if it rains.