Om and I took a little walk today at a park in Ludington. It didn't warm up as much as the weather people predicted, but some of the wildlife was acting spring-like.
There were a lot of squirrels running around. This one was playing tag with a black one. Maybe the black one wanted the nut the gray one was carrying around.
Not that squirrels or ducks are anything special, but the mallard male was looking very colorful today.
This was a nice find! I thought it was an Eastern Phoebe, but when I got home and double checked in the bird book, the white bars on the wings seem to indicate it's a Wood PeeWee. I'd usually doubt seeing one of those out in the open sitting on a cattail. They are commonly heard in the woods (they say "pee-o-wee") and not seen. However, it is spring, and birds are on the move. The Phoebes sure don't have those white bars.
Finally, these koi were in a landscape pond. I would think it's really cold to put them out, but I don't know much about fish. They were also in a very small pond. But they were pretty. I like the gray one with yellow spots.
Supposed to rain all week. That should green things up, but might curtail the walking.
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