In summer, we mainly see mallards in our area. By mid-winter, up to 15 duck species can be seen by the waterfront.
Today, I saw my first long-tailed duck of the season. He was far out in the bay and fast asleep after a long journey from the far north.
A female bufflehead, again my first, was also paddling about.
There’s a beautiful cloud-fleet passing by,
With white sails all unfurled;
Let’s take a sail o’er the blue expanse,
And visit the mystery-world. – Mary L. Wyatt (d. 1941)