Tag Archives: mallards

Birds Flocking to the Rio Grande, 12-24-16

As winter tightens its grip in this part of the world, birds that require ice-free bodies of water are “flocking” to the Rio Grande of northern New Mexico. In particular, greater numbers of bald eagles are now showing up. They hunt the ducks … Continue reading

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Mallards of Alameda

The small city of Alameda, California, occupies an island in San Francisco Bay, separated from Oakland by a broad channel. Surrounding the island are tidal mud flats and other shoreline habitat that attracts much waterfowl and shorebirds. I took daily … Continue reading

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Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

The most severe cold weather of the winter arrived today, and with it came at least one bald eagle. Guessing that this would be the day, I took a drive along the river and spotted this eagle in a favorite … Continue reading

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