After dinner last evening, Fergus and I went for a walk around The Rez. I was surprised to see what I thought were Mallards on the water. After a closer look, I realized they were not Mallards, but some other duck I wasn't familiar with. Sadly I didn't have a zoom with me, so these are the best shots I could get.
I hurried back home to get a better lens and quickly looked through our National Geographic Field Guide to Birds in North America. The ducks are Northern Shovelers. I loaded Fergus in the car and drove back to The Rez, but by the time I got there, the ducks were gone. That's the way my luck runs!
This is Fergus waiting patiently for me to come back to the car.
This is Fergus with his patience wearing thin. He was about to jump out of the window. No leash. I would have had a heart attack!
For being such a good boy, we walked around The Rez a couple more times.