Stinkin’ Hot

A Lesser Scaup, although I'm pretty sure he doesn't see himself that way
A Lesser Scaup, although I’m pretty sure he doesn’t see himself in that way

Took an ill-advised walk this afternoon to the fake wetland up by the mcmansions along the power line (she said, flexing her cartographer’s muscles). It was very hot, but fruitful, bird-wise. Not humid though, and I guess that’s half the battle. I still got burnt. YA BURNT, as Seth Meyers would say.

Lesser Scaup on the move
Lesser Scaup on the move

Even in the blinding, bleaching light of the noon sun, it was fantastically green everywhere, in spite of the lack of rain. The blossoms are past peak but summer is here. Also, lots and lots of ducks. There was even a mallard inside a yard behind a fence, looking a little confused.

Blue-winged Teal, which should have been named the Teal Winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal, which should have been named the Teal-Winged Teal
The rare 'Grass Duck'
The rare ‘Grass Duck’

12:30 to 2:00/26C

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