Hanging out at Bluffer's Park Sunday we spotted several pairs of Buffleheads bobbing along the surface of the water, bouncing on top of the waves, looking almost weightless. They were constantly diving under the surface, usually with one "standing sentry" to keep on the look-out for predators.
I was on the watch for another type of sea duck. Harlequins are known to fly south to overwinter here for a few months, but so far no such duck-luck.
Jill R. and others at BPYC have started a feeding program for the Trumpeter Swans in the area, hand-feeding them corn. It is a beautiful sight to see the flock. When the lake was frozen over they were skating along the surface. Now they float up to the mini-icebergs in the basin and wiggle their way up to waddle across. Not quite as graceful out of the water but still majestic.