Bright sunshine, blue sky – thus deep blue water – perfect conditions for going out to try to capture those elusive Bufflehead ducks that I have yet to get any decent photos of. While on the shore, hiding in the reeds (hoping the Buffleheads would come closer – they didn’t), the local geese became a better target as they swam toward me. (Local, because they are always somewhere nearby.)
They came in pretty close, then moved off to the cove in the marina on the other side.
One appeared to be the vocal leader of the group.
I decided to see where they went to, and came upon the “sentry” up on the wall, overseeing the others in the cove (or waiting to see if I was coming?). He stayed put for a while, but once I moved closer, he jumped in the water with the rest.
They tolerated me for a bit, then as I moved closer, off they went………
….. with this Mallard pair leading the way.
Watching them depart was fun; when they are in a semi-hurry, as they propel themselves, their necks move back and forth. This bunch had their necks moving almost in unison.
They did, indeed, follow the Mallards.