Here are some moments from today's census at the refuge.
The Wood Ducks are plentiful. While still skittish love is in the air, so you can get some good views before they swim off.
There are currently 100-200 Tree Swallows at the refuge. I think this photographer has "too much lens" to try to capture all of them.
I wish their flight pattern was more predictable, so it would be easier to photograph them in flight. On occasion one heads straight at you which is easier.
With that many close together there are bound to be some disputes
It appears that geese also enjoy having their neck nibbled on during the act.
Ringed-neck Ducks practicing marching for the upcoming Patriot's Day parade...close, but not quite right
The single Purple Martin first identified by David Swain continues at the refuge
You definitely know it's not a swallow from the underside
It is official spring is here, because the warblers are here. This Yellow-rumped Warbler was near the impoundment outflow near the boat ramp.
It was a good day for ducks. Here a male Blue-winged Teal heads for a landing
Not as clear, but a good look at the colors
Another sign of spring we've started to see reptiles
and Amphibians too.