During a walk on March 15 of this year, I stumbled upon a recently offered selection of food proffered to the local wildlife at the lake. Morning sun painted the world in bright hues as I decided to sit and watch a diverse selection of fowl enjoy some breakfast. Each came and went at their leisure while grabbing a little of this and a little of that—whatever seemed most appealing. With bread and various kinds of seed and grain having been tossed about by human visitors, there seemed to be a wide selection from which to choose.
[photos include a brown Chinese goose (a.k.a. swan goose, Anser cygnoides), great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), wood ducks (Aix sponsa), American coots (Fulica americana), ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) and rock doves (Columba livia)]