April 5th was a nice day so I made several stops at some of my favorite local birding locations. One stop was at the Bass Ponds.
There are now quite a few red-winged blackbirds around claiming their territory and letting everyone know it.
I found a pair of blue-winged teal in the marsh that is near the entrance.
There where three red-breasted mergansers, 2 male and 1 female, on the one pond that is open.
There was also a pair of male ruddy ducks on the open pond. The second pond was still mostly frozen and it is currently still fenced off because of the construction that the city had to do with the holding pond that is right before the Cedar Bridge. The construction was supposed to be done on March 15 but tomorrow will be April 15th and yesterday when I visited it looked like they still had quite a bit of work to do.