small flock of male and female scaup on the lake at western springs
Male shelduck - probably part of a pair - though the female was on the other side of the lake.
The common old mallard - but this male is looking very handsome.
17 chased by two off- leash dogs
A nice flock in this pond by the speedway.
The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. (The Magpie Goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae,...