The waterfowl are used to being fed corn by the visitors and almost immediately the Canadian Geese came to the edge of the lake, clearly begging for treats.
I enjoyed watching the geese as they swam around the lake in lined formation, a row apart from each other.
There were common ducks in the mix too. This male mallard with its green head was striking as it paddled around the lake.
Not far behind, the brown female was quite a contrast to her mate.
But it was this golden eyed duck that really caught my eye. At first I thought it was a loon, but as it drew closer, I could see it wasn't. After I'd consulted one of my bird apps, I learned this was a male Lesser Scaup. It was a breed I was unfamiliar with.
The Trumpeter Swans are my favorites, however. I enjoy watching their graceful moves as they glide around the lake with their mates.
When they begin to preen...
and display their massive wingspans...
I'm pretty sure they will be taking to the air soon.
And when they do, what a sight it is to behold.