. . . the feathered variety:
|Distant merganser, with the sunlight catching her hairdo.|
|Offended heron. (Aren't they all, always?)|
|Cormorant, one of a pair, coming to check us out.|
The cormorant and the mergansers are short-term visitors; the heron is a year-round resident. And the beavers are still busy, keeping the ponds deep and wide.