Our backyard overlooks a beautiful, albeit man-made, lake. From inside the house, one can see through the glass sliding door the view of the lake.
Early in the morning, I can see ducks swimming around the lake
or walking, er, waddling in one line.
The ducks are very 'sociable'. When they see me walking outside, they waddle towards me.
Unlike the ducks, the other birds "visiting" our backyard are kind of 'anti-social'. They would scamper away at my slightest movement or sound.
The other day, I woke up early to a cool morning and saw four water birds seated on the grass in one row, with their necks strained in the same direction. They were a lovely sight and I wanted very much to capture them with my camera. However, as soon as I opened the door of our lanai, they hurriedly jumped into the water. I must've scared them away.
On midday when the sun is up, I see ducks "cooling" themselves underneath the big mango tree
or under the shrubbery.
Others would sit out in the open "sunbathing", probably taking advantage of the warm-cool weather.
Dusk is my favorite part of the day. When the sun sets, the waters in the lake remind me of the movie, "On Golden Pond". I love gazing at the "dancing" lights reflected in the water.
Sometimes I see a couple of ducks on an "early night swim", enjoying a refreshing dip in the water before calling it a day :)
I love our backyard lake.