My neighbor calls these flowers a honeysuckle. I finally saw these for sale at the local market! They are Azaleas. They smell so pretty!
The Common Mergansers are starting their courting. The female mergansers seem the most aggressive. Females chase off other females when they get too close to the man she likes. The guys don’t seem to care who is close. Sometimes the males just swim away from all the drama but sometimes they like to watch the girl-fight.
I’ve seen several male mallards but no females yet.
Here’s a lone Hooded Merganser female. It seems like the hoodies courtship season comes a little later.