Love is still in the air and the killdeer are beginning to get back to their noisy selves. They call and trill more than they did over the non-breeding season. Killer, especially, seems particularly upset about me and does a mobbing call sometimes when he sees me.
Killer is beginning to look more and more like his dad that I thought he was George for a minute. But, his body shape is more like his mother's:
This gadwall was hormonal, chasing all the other male mallards around and trying to flirt with the females, even females that are already in established pairs:
Here's a lovely duck couple, a "chocolate" duck and one of Big Daddy's daughters:
I saw a couple of coots lovingly grooming each other. It was so cute. Each was taking turns grooming the head of the other one: