The temperatures hit 80 today in southeastern Pennsylvania. Barkley stood at the door this afternoon and barked and barked and barked. What’s going on? I went to the door and saw this bird sitting in the grass by the side of the pond. Is she nesting? Five minutes later she flew away.
A few days ago this duck turned up on the pond. The picture isn’t great because it’s taken through a door.
A second duck was hanging out with the first. They arrived together, swam together, and flew off together. Not knowing much about ducks, I’m assuming that they are a mating couple. If they are anything like other birds, the colorful one is the male and the duller one the female.