Around the end of February last year, I was alerted to the presence of redhead ducks at Miller-Showers Park in Bloomington.
Redhead ducks not permanent residents of the park. They were just passing part of the winter there. I had never seen redhead ducks in real life, so I wrote a column about them.
Since then, I have made regular visits to Miller-Showers Park looking for wildlife. And over the last year, I have been rewarded with sightings of a Great Blue Heron and a Mediocre Muskrat. I count this as remarkable for a park that is nestled between two of Bloomington’s heaviest traveled streets: College Avenue and Walnut Street.
I was hoping that the redheads would return this year.
I was prepared for disappointment, but on Sunday afternoon I was delighted to see they had returned. Here’s some additional photos.
Photos: Miller-Showers Park Jan. 30, 2022 (3:15 p.m.)