Rick Ahrens has taken a look at the mysterious bird – which is still in the Amazon and can be seen between Garfield and Oak Patch – and has determined that it is a Muscovy. They are domestic ducks originally from Mexico/Central America. Perhaps this female has a Mallard parent – judging by its orange legs!
In the last week, there have been several sighting of a pair of wood ducks just down stream from the Danebo bridge! That’s exciting!
This morning as the bright sun melted the frost, I got a great look at the male western meadowlark which has been seen – and heard – in the tops of the ash trees in recent weeks. The yellow of its chest was amazingly bright! I also spotted a flicker, several sparrows, and heard tons of red-winged blackbirds.