The Falcated Duck was a big thrill, but just a couple of weeks ago I was able to capture this male and female Wood Duck pair at a local stream just walking distance from my house.
And in this same stream just days ago, I came upon this Common Goldeneye. It's not common to me, as I've only ever seen one once before and at quite a distance, so I was happy to capture this female.
Other ducks I'm seeing lots of include Northern Pintails . . .
Northern Shovelers . . .
Gadwalls . . .
a beautiful male Mallard . . .
and one very special little female Mallard with a bit of downy fuzz on her bill.