Scouting a field next to a spot of mine that unfortunately had 500-750 mallards in it (don't think traffic running will work) & had a first: 8-12 swans milling about the mallies eating wheat, half of em had collars on too, anybody ever seen that? Other odd thing was that it was 50 degrees out & the birds were eating ALL day w/no storm on the horizon. Odd eh?
Seeing the swans re-solidifies the notion that we are dead in the middle of the 2nd wave & soon the big boys will be arriving. Saw a couple good flocks of teal today as well (I know not unusual but where I was they are normally gonzo this time of year). All the ponds are back open again as we'll.