This morning we were delighted to find several new birds at the lake behind our apartment. It was our first sighting of a Great Blue Heron and a Ring Necked Duck at this location. We also saw a Grebe up close. This is quite rare for us, as the Grebes almost always shy away from us resorting to diving beneath the water or swimming very quickly towards the center of the lake. We also saw the group of Northern Shovelers that have been hanging around the lake for the past few months. They were very indecisive, leaping out of the water onto the bank and then flying back into the water every few minutes. We captured a few photographs of them doing such. A few of the photos are below. Hope you enjoy.