We had a little squall of rain pass through at Lake Murray this morning, but it got better later. It's supposed to rain a little harder in a couple of days.
This is one of the new killdeer which I think is from the family of three chicks. He was scared of the camera. He looks like Killer did when he was his age, so I'm sure he's related. I think he might be either Smudge's son or Killer Junior's son.
I was surprised to see two white-faced ibises fly by, but they didn't want to land. I think there were too many people around. They did circle a bit, looking for a spot, but didn't find any to their liking.
Trouble is now almost indistinguishable from the other male mallards. Here is a photo of him from a few days ago. I think I saw him today, too. He knows his name.
Pumpkin (AKA Big Sissy) is doing a lot better and can be seen all the time with her Sissy. She's molting really bad now, though.
A new domestic duck was dropped off at the lake a couple weeks ago.
This lucky male bufflehead has four girls in his harem:
There go the beautiful bufflehead girls:
For anyone who was wondering what happened to the gull with a broken wing: I found out that he was rescued last week. I don't know if anything can be done for him as it was a bad break which has healed, but I'm hoping he won't be euthanized.