Following a tip off from Michel, I visited one of the vernal pools on the Macdonald Farm fields this morning and added a nice pair of Gadwall to the year list with a bonus Killdeer thrown in for nothing. A rather understated but handsome bird, the Gadwall. Couldn’t get very close to them but these pictures aren’t too band, I think.

Sadly, that pool will dry up before long and the farm will be ploughing and sowing corn.

20160417-003 20160417-004-2 20160417-004 20160417-006 20160417-007