There were children feeding the ducks (not a great idea, by the way), resulting in a feeding frenzy.
Even in muddy water, this mallard was a shining beauty.
It can take a lot to get ducks and geese to fly. Here's a Canada goose going for a stroll.
Nothing in the sky, but a cautiously friendly squirrel on the boardwalk.
And suddenly, finally, a pair of mallards took flight!
To make a nice bookend for my stroll, another grackle landed on the railing and looked over the scenery.
[All photos shot with Canon 1DX and 300mm f/2.8 L IS II + Ext 2X III, wide open aperture]