Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 72, Photo-a-Day

A male and female Common Goldeneye on the Fox River


  1. This is interesting. I came across a Goldeneye couple last weekend in Paulding MI. I got some great shots. Then this past weekend I was going across the Oregon Street bridge in Oshkosh and saw about six pair swimming in the river by Beckett's. And today you post this pic. Have never seen one and within two weeks I see them all over!

    1. Badger State of MindMarch 11, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      We have had them here in the Waukesha area for a couple weeks now. I had never seen them prior to this winter. They are a very interesting looking bird. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love hearing about what others are seeing out there.

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    3. Badger State of MindMarch 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM

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    4. Common Goldeneye are quite common in Wisconsin during the winter where there is open water. They're usually the last to arrive during migration and the first to leave. They love the cold.