Winter at Papago Ponds

Shoveler Girl

Northern Shoveler, female

Shoveler Boy 2

Northern Shoveler, male


This is what winter looks like in Phoenix, specifically the ponds at Papago Park, a Phoenix Point of Pride. (Click on photos for more detail.)

Ring-Necked Duck

Ring-Necked Duck, male


American Wigeons, male and female

Do you wonder where your waterfowl went? They’re here with more arriving daily!!!

Dock View


American Coot


Common Gallinule

Green Heron

Green Heron, the American Birding Association’s Bird of the Year 2015!

Green Heron Stand

Trees on Path


Canvasback, female


Neotropic Cormorants


Canada Goose, C77, with American Wigeon and Ring-Necked Duck


Gadwall Female

Gadwall, female

Gadwall Drops 2

Gadwall, male

Gadwall male

Palm Island

Grebe 2

Pied-Billed Grebe


Lesser Scaups 2

Lesser Scaups


And some girls out having a good time…


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7 responses to “Winter at Papago Ponds

  1. Great photos, Candace! Papago has become a wonderful place, hasn’t it. I’m pleased to see that!

  2. I love the “girls having a good time”.

  3. Good Morning Candace
    j ‘will like to spent the winter under the palm trees, it’s more pleasant
    A beautiful bio diversity of bird here – Fine shots and I appreciate it Green Heron
    Have a good weekend

  4. Beautiful images once again…what a sanctuary. Looks so peaceful. Love the little Grebe- so cute!

  5. You sure have nice parks in your area. So many beautiful water bird pics, I love the one with the four girls. 🙂

  6. A fine series on quite a variety of ducks. I like the enlarged picture with which we could see much more detail. Nice post.

  7. I SO love seeing your photos, and what a fabulous collections of ducks. All such different characters!

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