Dreaming of spring

A mallard duckling swims close to its mother, who keeps a close eye on her chick
A mallard duckling swims close to its mother, who keeps a close eye on her chick

As I sit here in the pre-dawn morning, I can’t help but think of longer (and warmer) days. Although winter is a fantastic time for birds (at least around the SF Bay Area), I get tired of gearing up for the cold every time I want to go out for photos. This is the time of year that demands real dedication. The time of year that only sees the most dedicated of their fields up and outside in the cold darkness.

Soon enough however, buds will be forming, light will stay later, and little ones like this hatchling will start gracing us with their presence.