We still have strong winds coming from the east which are pushing bay water into the lake. The water level remains high by the watering hole, so there was not much action there today. The boat launch and park area was filled with families, boaters, and jet-skiers. The new location offers a pleasant change of pace–no one around but me and the birds.
I have research to do on the grasses that make up the wetland area. The mallards pictured above popped out from nowhere. They maneuvered easily through the water, almost as if there were hidden channels throughout the grasses. And who knows, there may be.
The area is interesting. Though a major thoroughfare is visible, it is far enough away that this area seems isolated and quiet. There are boats nearby, and apparently some people living on them, but there was very little activity this day. We’ll see what the week brings.