A little bit closer...but I like the first shot with the reflection in it better.
The babies look like cotton balls on chopsticks!
There were two of them following the adults around and keeping right up with the feeding behavior.
American Avocet in the same pond.
The rusty head is breeding plumage.
These birds very actively plunge their entire beak into the water and then swing their heads from side to side like they are sweeping the floor and they move fast so I was lucky to get shots with their heads above water.
Looks like that breeding plumage is working - there's a nest going!
...felt like he needed a close-up.
American White Pelican grabbing a snack...
And a quick drink to wash it down.
Female Mallard Duck...teaching the baby to blow bubbles...
Looks like he's getting it right!
The perfect picture to end on...because who doesn't love a fuzzy baby duckling?!