Coot, American Coot - Fulica americana
The sun was just coming up and the coot took off in front of my kayak on the Bill Williams River one fine morning. Simple things, pure joy. It is peaceful.
Male Buffleheads in flight over the Bill Williams River as viewed from kayak.
Duck, Scaup, Lesser Scaup. This beautiful female Lesser Scaup was photographed from kayak on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge near Castle Rock in the Lower Colorado River Valley. December 2015