The floods of my last visit had receded and all the trails were once again accessible without the need for boots. Even though the birds and waterfowl were closer to the trails than when you are there later in the day, it was still hard to approach them quietly walking on crunchy snow!
Hooded Merganser pair and Canada geese
Wood Duck (drake) and Canada Geese
I love wood ducks and saw at least 4 pairs today!
Northern Shoveler in front; Mallards behind