When the Alsea River is running fast and high the ducks rest in field puddles.
In addition to mallards we’ve seen mergansers and scaups. It’s not a very deep puddle. They are probably walking instead of paddling.
We’ve wondered if the diving ducks get their pointy bill stuck in the ground when they dive. 🙂
These heron are usually on dry ground in Lint Slough, in Waldport, Oregon. But with some good rains and high tides last week they were wading in the water.
Some found a dry patch.
Their colors seem more vibrant than usual. Maybe it’s their breeding plumage?
One of my favorite workamping benefits is observing the local wildlife.