The lake is higher than even Dad remembers this year, which has drawn more kinds of ducks than I have ever seen here before. When I was a boy, there were mostly only Mallard ducks on our lake, or the odd Green Winged Teal like these.
There are a lot of Northern Shovelers this year, like the one in the middle of this picture. There have been several days where this patch of water had perhaps a hundred all flocked together. Many I have yet to be able to identify, like the rest shown here (with the white stripe on the top of their head).
We have quite a few Blue Winged Teal around this year as well.
I think this is a Northern Shoveler hen. What a bill huh?
This goose is showing off for the little group of ducks, telling them to bugger off as its big bird time. You cannot see the group of goslings in a row behind her.
More of these crazy white stripe ducks.
This Redhead is not one of the more numerous species to be seen this year, and seems pretty shy about getting its picture taken.
Mucking out a barn isn't such a bad job on a rainy day like this, especially when there is such diversity to enjoy.
That's all for now. Peace and comfort, friends.