This morning I stopped by the Clearfork Reservoir in Mansfield, Ohio to look for a bird. Not just any bird, but a very special, diminutive goose, one a trickster might be tempted to pass off as a duck.
|Ross's Goose at Clearfork Reservoir, photo Cheryl Harner|
|Blue skies and fair weather|
Later, I found this photo of the sky on my camera. It had been an accidental shot, but I kept it anyway. It reminds me just how beautiful it was today. Just me and the Brown Thrasher, who was boldly clucking and squawking. Every moment was a delight.
So much so, it was worth making another stop- right after work. After all it couldn't hurt to check again.
|Grazing geese, Ross's and Canada.|
|The bill is quite tiny on this 23 inch goose.|
Welcome spring and welcome little goose! He will certainly be gone by tomorrow, continuing the trip north. He will soon meet up with many more of his kind, and the breeding season will begin.
Life is good- for birds and the birders who love to watch them.