Pulling up to the fence next to open water I was greeted by dozens of Mallard, some looking for handouts. A few birds flew up and attempted to perch on the fence, and almost flew into my front window, hoping for a front-row seat. Since I had nothing to feed them they had to settle for getting their pictures taken.
Just a few feet away from the car a patch of open water held a pair of Redhead and a single drake Canvasback that had a hook in its mouth. The hook didn't seem to bother the duck, as it continued to dive and feed on celery grass below the surface. For a few minutes I fired away as it bathed and splashed in the cold water, spraying water everywhere!