This was a busy spring. As the birds arrived, Tom flew south. He completed a special detail on the Gulf oil spill. He was stationed out of Fair Hope Alabama. It was a good experience for Tom in administration. Needless to say, he is happy to be back in the cooler latitudes for the summer.
Nolan and I kept busy with daily walks. I have discovered that a bird dog can help you get close up shots of birds. This is an American Widgeon that is trying to distract Nolan from its nest.