Everyone was bundled upon this -8 degree morning which had moments of light snow.
Many duck species were present with the highlight being a lone American Wigeon who was associating with a group of Gadwall;
We see Mallards and Gadwall here all year. This pair of Mallards were busily moving their necks up and down to “imprint” on each other.
Here is a large group of mostly Gadwall with a few Mallards:
and a group of Gadwall swimming in single file:
Mute Swan and Canada Geese are also here all year round:
Here are some of the “winter ducks” who were present:
and some of the “land” birds:
But Winter has yet brighter scenes—he boasts
Splendors beyond what gorgeous Summer knows;
Or Autumn with his many fruits, and woods
All flushed with many hues.
– William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)