It began to rain towards the end of the day last Friday. It had been threatening to do so all day and finally did around 3 o’clock that afternoon.
People tend to clear out of the area when the rain starts in earnest. However, the wildlife is still there to see. The Great Blue Heron, bullfrogs, and Hooded Mergansers are not bothered in the least by the rain. In fact, the birds seem more active when it does rain. The reason for that, though, is only indirectly linked to the rain, there are fewer people around when it’s raining.
Here’s just a few shots of our mergansers enjoying the solitude of a rainy afternoon.
Bring an umbrella the next time rain is forecast and come on down to the Wetlands. The ducks, herons, frogs, and I will all be there.