A visit over the weekend to a wonderful wildlife management area at Oak Hammock Marsh…just 30 minutes from where I live. I went hoping to see lots of geese and ducks(on October 22, they counted over 28,000 Canada Geese, 900 Snow Geese and 16,000 ducks). I wasn’t disappointed!!
I was very excited when I saw a type of duck that I had never seen before….which I eventually identified as a Northern Pintail Duck(the brown and white pattern on the neck made identification easy).
The original(ZOOM OUT) shot is here…complete with some blurred grasses in the foreground:
You can see that there is a beaver lodge right behind the duck…and I was so disappointed that I didn’t see a beaver…my hubby had spotted one swimming in a different part of the marsh but I didn’t see it.
But…check out the ZOOM IN shot here:
(double-click photo to enlarge)
Do you see what I saw?
Yes…that is a beaver munching on something as he/she sits in the doorway to the lodge!! I was so excited when I blew up this photo and realized that a beaver had photobombed my duck shot!
And to think I almost deleted this photo because of the distracting blurred grasses.
Update: it might be a muskrat and a muskrat lodge…but good enough for me!!
Linking to Helena’s “Pairs” meme here