As winter comes to a close (maybe?), the water fowl move back north. Of course, they stop in Chicago for a little while to enjoy our harbors and marinas before the boaters come back.
This interesting looking bird is a White Winged Scoter. I love the swooshy eye marking and the way the water beads up on its back.
This is a Northern Shoveler, named, I presume, because of that beak that looks like it could plow some streets in the winter, too.
A pair of Northern Shovelers doing what they do best: shoveling the water for lunch.