Another quick run down to the Pier 500 at lunchtime to look for some ducks. Today it was starting to snow so the roads were becoming slippery. I stopped down by the boat launch and managed to scare away a half-dozen female Common Mergansers that were resting on an ice ledge. Again, the Detroit River was ice-free, but I managed to find a single male Redhead and a male Canvasback near the boat slips.
The Redhead tended to stretch a lot but never its wings. The Canvasback floated quietly on the water and steadily drifted away from shore.
After a few minutes the Common Mergansers returned to the calm waters next to the boat launch, and I was able to get a few photos through the passenger-side window of the Escape. Reflections off the water produced some 'interesting' colors.