Everything has its season and spring is my season to pursue waterfowl photography. Each year I look forward to the seeing the arrival of the different species as they pass through our area on their long journey northward. Today I again spent my day on the lake in search of waterfowl.
Arriving at the lake at sunup I found the parking area nearly full as a bass tournament was already underway. Tournaments change the waterfowl activity on the lake and no two tournaments are the same. Sometimes the anglers are working deeper water and good waterfowl photography can be found along the shoreline while at other times they are working the shoreline allowing waterfowl to congregate over the deeper water. Today it seemed as though they were fishing everywhere and very little waterfowl was to be found. During the day I observed a few pair of Mallards, one female Bufflehead and one female Red-breasted Merganser and a pair of Canada Geese.
The best shot of the day occurred when this male Mallard flushed flashing his iridescent colors in the bright morning sunlight.
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