Life Returns to the Red River

Chester and I found lots of birds on our walk to the Red River this morning.   🙂  It is so nice to see them back after our very long winter (which still hasn’t left).

Just in our short walk, we saw Gulls, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, Cormorants and Grebes.  We also saw more water and less ice on the river.

Cormorants - April 22
Cormorants – April 22
Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks - April 22
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks  and Cormorants or Grebes- April 22
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Grebe
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Grebe or Cormorant
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Grebe
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Grebe or Cormorant
Canada Geese and Gull
Canada Geese and Gull
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Cormorant or Grebe
Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and Cormorant or Grebe
Canada Geese and Mallard  Ducks - April 22
Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks – April 22
Red River Apr 22
Red River Apr 22
Red River Apr 22
Red River Apr 22
Grebes
Grebes

I hadn’t thought about any of the birds being Grebes until I saw the tufts on their heads and these ones show that they are not completely black also.  I am sure some of the birds are Cormorants, but some are Grebes and in some instances I can’t really tell.  Some of the birds look all black, but have the tufts.  Maybe I’ll have some time after work or on the weekend to take a closer look at the pictures, but I wanted to show you that we aren’t completely covered in ice here now and there is life again.  🙂

Wonder what is happening on Africam – maybe I’ll take a quick peek there before work.  It won’t be long before the Black Eagle cam is activated again for the season and I hear they have a couple of eggs already.  🙂