When we first got there, I had a good look around.
|"Mom! There are all kinds of cool ducks and birds out there!"
Mom couldn't see them. I had to work my magic and lure them a bit closer! When I did, we saw ...
|Redhead Ducks and a Bufflehead Duck!
I know. We'd never heard of Buffleheads, either. Here's a closer look:
Look at who was fishing over by the bank!
|Great Blue Heron!
Yep! A Great Blue! If you look by the bank, just to the upper-left of Mom's watermark, you can see a Killdeer, too!
Here's another shot of the Great Blue!
|Great Blue Heron with a Northern Shoveler and a Blue Winged Teal!
Here they are again:
|Great Blue Heron with a Northern Shoveler and Blue Winged Teals
We had never seen Blue Winged Teals in real life, either! What a great day!
Here's a female Northern Shoveler:
|Female Northern Shoveler
Isn't she pretty? Here's her counterpart, the male:
|Male Northern Shoveler
Here's another look at some of the Teals:
|Blue Winged Teals
I thought they were cool - but you all know my favorite duck, right? The Redhead!
I'd like to think that given how close he swam to me, that we made a connection! You know, one redhead to another. Sort of a "birds of a feather" thing. Ha roo roo roo.
The ducks eventually went fishing on the farther side of the ocean, so I thanked everyone for swimming over and wished them all good hunting.
We did a little more exploring, then headed back to Ao4 HQs. We went back to the ocean the next day and saw more duck friends. Pix from that trip coming soon!