I met a new duck today! Mergansers, mallards, pintails, and teal frequently patronize our place, but I can’t remember ever spotting a Common Goldeneye here.
The regulars mentioned above are flighty species which never let me and Bodie (the dog) anywhere near them, so I was surprised that this duck allowed me and Bodie to watch her while she swam and dove (for crawdads, I assume) in an open patch of water. Her composure and beauty were not“common” at all!
“Once you were nobody. Now you are God’s people….” –1 PETER 2:10 (CEV)