Spring Day

It was a lovely spring day today, though I did not end up spending much time out and about enjoying the weather. Last night I was up until after 2am taking pictures of northern lights (which hopefully I’ll get posted before too long), and had to get up relatively early this morning to record a conversation for tomorrow’s radio show. I did go for a short walk this evening, and was able to get a couple of shots of a male Belted Kingfisher perched on the pilings at the outflow of the Science Center.

While continuing down the boardwalk, I noticed quite a few ducks out along the shoreline (perhaps feeding on herring eggs that were deposited there). I suddenly remembered that I had heard about a hybrid duck a couple of days ago, and thought I would walk out to see if I could find it. Luckily, I was able to get a couple of pictures of one, even though conditions by that time were not optimal (and the ducks weren’t too fond of my approach.

A high overcast haze was moving in from the northwest as the evening progressed, but it did not seem thick enough to completely obscure the waxing moon.

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