Hues of blue and purple flash in this mallard drake’s green head as it puts on the air brakes and … Continue reading Dropping In: Mallard prepares to stick the landing.
Photos by Ken Marsh Part the icebergs, trumpeter swans are returning to Southcentral Alaska. These first-of-spring arrivals form the point … Continue reading Sound the Trumpets!
Not all Alaska ducks fly south for the winter. If food and open water are available hardy waterfowl such as … Continue reading Mallards in the Snow
No luck this morning on my annual quest for Morchella, but it’s early yet. The springtime dance has barely started here at north latitude 61.2 degrees. We’re getting close, though. The birch buds are just one sunny afternoon away from popping the country into an explosion of green. The morels will appear soon after, but for now signs of the season can be found in the arrival of winged things. Continue reading Spring Update: Waterfowl
It’s happening already. Springtime has barely arrived and I’m already so busy outdoors hiking, photographing, and watching nature that I’m … Continue reading Spring Dispatch
So last week’s subzero temperatures finally vanished. Overnight. And just like that the snow started melting as days warmed into … Continue reading And Just Like that, Spring Was Here
Anchorage, Alaska, remains covered in two or three feet of snow these days, with fresh buckets-full coming down at this … Continue reading On Their Way
Photos by Ken Marsh Mallards are a hardy breed. Cold weather really doesn’t seem to bother them as long as … Continue reading Cold Ducks
Although the photo illustration is not the usual full-frame bird close-up, this blog post may be of interest to people … Continue reading Riddle of the Winnowing Snipe
A bird of another feather dropped in at the mallard pond the other evening. The common merganser hen landed on … Continue reading Odd Duck