|Lady Merganser and Brood|
|Yellow Roses of Elmira|
|A Celebratory Unfurling|
The ringed-neck ducks? Lady Merganser? Or turtles?
Yes, to my eyes, turtles often look fowl. Thus I need the binoculars. Scoping the log I'm surprised to see that it is Lady Merganser with three baby hooded mergansers.
I was just wondering about babies on the pond!
These are not tiny puffballs so I can only surmise that they've been hiding in the reeds. I can't wait to see them diving like their mama.
It's a proud moment, knowing that Elmira Pond has provided shelter for a new generation of mergansers.
As if in celebration, a rosebush unfolded a beautiful butter-yellow rose. Several other buds are showing colorful promise.
Another day and more moments to affirm life is beautiful.