A very windy sunny day at Heron Haven during spring. The water is rippling, the sun is glistening off the ripples and way in the back is a smooth area of water that is shielded. There are a number of different fowl on the water. Canada Geese, Ring-necked Duck, Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Mallard.
A nice cool evening and the lake was full of paired ducks except for one, an American Coot. He seemed to be having an enjoyable evening by himself. He still has a long way to go so I suspect he is just resting for now.
A Northern Shoveler coming in for a landing. It is always fun to watch the different ducks come down on the water for a landing. They drop their feet and go sailing across the water and somehow they never run into each other.
While the Canada Geese family is shepherd by both male and female the Wood Duck family is only watched over by mom. She has been doing a good job as her family is in tact. There is another family where only two babies left.
The wetlands seem to be picking up a number of Mallards. I assume the increase is from the migration from the summer regions. Here one of the males seem to be stretching his wings in the clam waters of the oxbow.
It is spring time and with it the wildlife males are busy protecting their mates and nesting sites. Here a couple of Mallards are having it out and the female was just swimming around paying no attention.