There are large flocks of ducks over wintering here.
American Wigeons - with the occasional Red Headed Eurasian Wigeon mixed in.
They run about in the field - looking for something good to eat. They make the nicest little high pitched peeping noise.
And spend a lot of time in the seasonal ponds that form in the farm fields when we have heavy rains.
Another flock of them in front of a barn on Fir Island. Notice the eagle's nest high in the tree above the long white barn roof. There were no eagles in the nest that we saw - though we did see two eagles flying over the fields - perhaps hunting to feed their young.