Most of the waterfowl have left the lake. The migrators are home at their nesting grounds, and the local females are hidden in the brush. A heron made a fly-by, but they don’t usually come till later in the summer.
The cormorants are here, doing their vampire poses (drying their wings actually), and a handful of male mallards wander about. The swallows flit about the lake and nest in plain sight.
There is one pair of ducks, feeding on the fresh bottom greens.
And even Analdas (see Goose Stories) has returned to the water like the semi-wild bird he is.