Photo Credit: Karen Lebing
Caption: Redhead (Aythya americana), Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Ruddy, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, American Black and Canvasback are just a few of the duck species, along with Snow and Canada Geese and Tundra Swan that are back on Pea Island and other regional national wildlife refuges. The raft of Redheads (and other ducks) recently photographed on Pea Island Refuge look like they're in snow. The snowy illusion was created by gusty winds churning up the water. If you enjoy birding, bundle up and visit one of the regional national wildlife refuges soon!
Until January 2nd, see the beautiful Wildlife Art Expo showing in the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center auditorium on Roanoke Island. Four artists have work hanging that includes pieces in oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil & ceramic. Artwork purchases supports local national wildlife refuges, supports the artists and they make great gifts.