There were quite a few ducks, a number of Northern Pintail like this male. Pintail are one of my favorite ducks, they have such sleek lines.
This American Widgeon male was co-operative for a photograph as well.
As was this female Northern Pintail. Also present were a few Northern Shovelers, 1 sound asleep Scaup, a few pairs of Bufflehead and a few American Coot. All of the Canada Geese seemed to be paired up and there was a great deal of hissing as you walked past.
We stopped at the dyke again so the dogs could stretch their legs before the long trip back. By this time very dark clouds covered the area to the north and east and the wind had picked up. Although we managed to drive home in sunshine, we went through several areas that had received fresh snowfalls as the roofs were white and there was still snow on the ground in shady areas.