Yesterday we went back to Lyons City Park to take advantage of the warm sunny weather and look for some ducks. We were here on the first of the month and did not see any migrating ducks, but with the recent heavy rains I felt that we might have some new arrivals, and we did. Fresh in for the season were a pair of Gadwalls, and a lone male Ring-necked Duck, not many but a start. The biggest bonus was the strikingly beautiful fall colors, giving rich reflections on the pond waters.
Here is the link for our eBird observation list with additional photos.