in central and left side of photo.
Ring-necked ducks on right.
On right side of photo.
This is a swan, that we saw while taking a walk around the pond at Tipton Trails. The swan didn’t do a lot besides sit there, and for that I am glad; I do not like birds, although it was very elegant looking. The surrounding area I thought was unusual for a bird of this kind, are limited meadow areas nearby but I wouldn’t think enough for it to have a sustainable life in that park. In my research, I learned that swans are native to Australia and when they mate, it is for life. This type of swan is called a Mute Swan.
1 seen with 3 mallards and 2 mallard-domestic hybrids.
Est. 30 on City Lake
The small ducks are Green-winged Teal. The larger ducks might be Northern Pintail, but I'm not confident in that ID.
Parent teaching goslings how to find food in the water.
Anseriformes is an order of birds. It comprises about 150 living species in three families: Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and Anatidae, the largest family, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans.