You know spring has returned to southeast Michigan when you see the unmistakable Wood Ducks in the ponds of flooded harvested corn fields.
Wood Ducks are one of the first migrating waterfowl to return to southeast Michigan in late winter and early spring.
And there’s no way anyone can mistake the brilliant colors of the male Wood Duck with other waterfowl.
I saw my first-of-year Wood Ducks last week and managed to capture a few good shots this morning when I was birdwatching in Superior Township, Michigan near the Conservancy Pond.
Last winter (2016-2017) was a mild winter and I saw several Wood Ducks overwintered in southeast Michigan. I didn’t manage to see any Wood Ducks during our cold 2017-2018 winter. Which may or may not have ended.
After last week’s dumping of five to eight inches of snow in our area, we have another snow storm due in a couple days. From what I read of the forecast, this week’s snow storm should produce less than two inches of snow.
I’m good with that. Let’s hope the weather forecast is correct!