|American Black Duck|
There was a lot of mating action going on with the mallards. The Drake Mallard would climb on the back of the Hen Mallard, grab her head with his bill and complete the copulation. Afterwards the Drake would swim around with its head extended at the water line. Both of them would then preen and then flap their wings.
|Drake Mallard Swimming after Mating|
|Hen Mallard Came on the Ice to Preen|
|Hen Mallard Flapping after Preening|
A pair of Gadwalls were feeding and the Drake Gadwall really showed off its cinnamon-edged scapular's.
|Notice the Nice Cinnamon Brown on the Drake Gadwall|
Both the Drake Ring-Necked Duck and the Drake Bufflehead was showing off their iridescent colors.
|Drake Bufflehead Showing Its Iridescence|
|Drake Bufflehead Up-Right and Hooting|
Well, the common mergansers were not there, but the action was great.