Today I finished up my list of 20 different Hot Spots to meet the eBird challenge for the month of March. My last spot was a reservoir next to a dairy in rural Polk County called Wendell Kreder Reservoir. I could see from the road that it was full of ducks. When I walked a little closer and checked with my binoculars I noticed this duck in the above photo. I started right away counting the other ducks; 40 Ring-necked Ducks, 20 Green-winged Teals, 10 Mallards, 1 Rudy Duck, 1 Bufflehead, and one Coot. I went back to the single duck I first noticed. It was a little larger than a Mallard. Looking closely with my binoculars, I could not decide, so I pulled out my camera and zoomed in for several shots. Zooming in with the review function I realized I didn't have a clue, the butt was like no other duck I could think of. I was just about ready to pull out my iPod and start looking through bird Apps when the light went on. This is not a real duck, this is a decoy left my some duck hunter, or at least a person with a strange sense of humor.