Which species might you expect to see on a pond, or perhaps hidden among the reeds of a wetland? Ducks, cranes, and herons, of course! This album will heavily represent such species, in addition to a few unusual ones.
America's quintessential duck, the mallard can be seen just about anywhere with a body of water. This fellow seemed to be conducting an orchestra. Photographed near Lewisburg, PA, USA. Purchase This Print
Scooping a small fish from the water as it flies by, this snowy egret’s meal was prepared much faster than any happy meal! Take note of the fish on it’s way down the egret's beak. Photo taken at Stephen C. Foster State Park, GA, USA. Purchase This Print
A horned grebe drake, showing off his striking breeding plumage. Two of these handsome devils spent some time fishing directly in front of me. Photo taken at Montour Preserve, PA, USA. Purchase This Print
These large, incredible birds will overwinter en-masse at a few specific locations across the US. Soon before spring is under way, they disperse to summer breeding grounds. Willcox, AZ. Purchase This Print
One of the strangest birds you may encounter, meet the Sora. This unusual water bird looks like a cross between a duck and a chicken, and will readily masquerade as either. Photo taken in Tucson, AZ, USA. Purchase This Print
Perhaps the most perplexing thing about this species is it's lack of any sort of neck ring.
As this picture clearly indicated, the only apparent ring is encircling his bill! Gilbert, AZ, USA. Purchase This Print