On the other side, Pepper, Not Pepper, Buffy and Pepper's family were doing well. Here's a photo of Pepper with his brother:
Nearby, all the ducks were by where people normally feed them. However, one of the pekins from that side was missing. I looked everywhere and could not find him. The two are normally together all the time, so it doesn't look good for the missing duck. Here is a photo of the remaining one alone with the runner duck and the most recently dumped trio:
I found this new female spoonface today. She has a spoon on her bill just like Bossy does:
Speaking of spoonbills, here are two real spoonbill (northern shovelers, actually) females:
Also not seen was Quacker, the flying Cayuga. This also worries me as I haven't gone a day without seeing her in a long time. All her friends and adopted family were there but her. But, it rained recently, so she could have gone somewhere else for a while. The killdeer were all missing, too, probably for the same reason. They tend to go missing once we get hard rain.
I also went to Crown Point and saw lots upon lots of shorebirds. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and dark, so the colors were muted:
A black-bellied plover and a ruddy turnstone:
Semipalmated plovers and a dunlin:
Shorebirds in general, including marbled godwits:
There were about a hundred plovers all on the sand, too.