But... pessimism set in and I figured I would get my birding fix by visiting some riverside parks in Windsor.
St Alexander Park afforded me some distant views of a male common goldeneye. The ducks were far from the edge of the water. This is a cropped photo taken at 500mm on a cropped (1.6) Canon ASP-C sensor.
Mallard ducks near lakeshore marina. These are so common, I sometimes do not bother to stop and photograph them. This was a nice shot even though the green head of the male is not really showing.
Some of my lifers for 2010 include:
Eastern Bluebird (Jan 7th)
Hooded Merganser (Dec-Jan )
Common Goldeneye Jan 2010
Bufflehead Jan 2010
Common Merganser (Today Feb 19, 2010)
Ring-Necked Duck (Jan 2010)
Birds I`m really trying to find are:
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Red Headed Woodpecker