Even the common mallard ducks have beautiful feathers and coloring if you really stop to appreciate them.
Can you spot the wood duck? He makes a high, squeaky sound when he's alarmed, and it makes me feel guilty, so I don't torture him for too long. It is funny that if I squat down, he is not scared, but when I stand up again, he immediately starts crying again.
Herring gulls on the causeway
The wind was whipping really hard and tears were blowing right off my cheeks when I reversed direction to return to shore!
In spite of my promise, I couldn't resist taking a photo of this swan regally swimming along in spite of the wind and waves. Doesn't it look like the ocean!?
Herring Gull going fishing