August 3, 2018
I just needed a time out so I took the afternoon off and went to the Tautphaus park Zoo (https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/1230/Zoo) in Idaho Falls. There was a LOT of smoke in the air from the wildfires so I was unable to stay long. AND I found this pond of wild waterfowl with the cutest male ruddy duck. I think I shall name him Marley. Every time I left the pond I would find myself wandering back to it. I didn’t see many wild animals or much of the zoo at all. But I sure got to study the Marley the Ruddy duck.
Marley the Ruddy duck with his leg tucked up but not under his wing
Resting American white pelican
Marley the male Ruddy duck with all kinds of female & juvenile ducks
Marley looking at his reflection
It took me a long time to go through the photos from this day. I’m sure you know why.