It’s the middle of November. This afternoon, I took the short stroll to Duck Lake. On approach I could hear the Mallards squawking and the Wigeons peeping. I also heard the Coots complaining. There were few ducks, perhaps only a hundred, but the hundred included several Wood Ducks, Northern Pintails, Ring-necked Ducks, and Buffleheads. All the ducks were in stunning breeding plumage.