The trees are still bare, though if I looked closely, I could see a hint of green. Spring is taking its time getting here! Usually we have our first leaves on the trees around March 21st.
Eagle Bluffs is designed as a drive-through, but one can get out and walk. We usually do walk some, but this time did not as we were short on time. Driving, though, enables one to get much closer to the birds. However, these Blue-Wing Teal did not want us to get very close!
The coots were by far the most common bird.
We also were able to see two uncommon species: a Ruddy Duck and a Black-Necked Stilt (which is a shorebird). Other species of note were Northern Shovelers (one of my mom's favorite ducks), Lesser Yellow-legs (another shorebird), the Bald Eagle, Green-Wing Teal, Lesser Scaup, Ring-Billed Duck, Pied-Billed Grebes, and another one of my mom's favorites:
Great-Blue Herons. As we drove around a bend, we saw this bird quite close to the road. It did not stay long, however . . .
"Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually." Psalm 105:1-4