This place has gone to the birds! Not that there aren’t birds here all the time, but with spring in the air they seem to be everywhere. I love listening to the sounds of them. Sometimes a dove sits on top of my fantastic fan and coos. When he sit there it sounds like he is right inside with the cat and I.
I hope you enjoy a few more photos of a few of the different birds visiting or living in the ponds here.
First up are the Cormorants. I haven’t captured a great shot of one of these guys yet, but they are certainly enjoyable to watch. As they glide smoothly through the water, pausing to dive and then resurfacing far from where they disappeared, I try to catch a quick shot. Mostly I spend time guessing where they might resurface, and failing time and again. I’ll post again if I ever catch a better shot. I think these particular ones are called Neotropic Cormorants as they have an angled white fringe behind their orange throats.
Next up are the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. These guys are beautiful with their bright orange beaks. Instead of the common quacking sound a duck usually makes, these ducks whistle. Who knew there are ducks that can whistle? See the cormorants swimming in the background of the first photo?