This is Two Socks, who is sweet, soft, happy, and quiet. He lives with O.D., an elderly gentleman who got him from a rescue organization. O.D.’s backyard faces a private lake, and every year, he lets us into his backyard so that we can count the birds on and around the lake. Highlights on the lake included a female Hooded Merganser and a female Red-breasted Merganser. This was our eighth or ninth year counting this area, and it’s the first time we’ve had a Hooded Merganser.
The damp weather has produced some awesome mushrooms.
What could be cuter than a Ruddy Duck? Nothing!