If you live near just about any body of water in the Cincinnati area (or most of the U.S. for that matter), you’ve most likely seen some of Canada Geese. Actually, even if you don’t, you may have seen them flying above in a V-shaped formation, honking comically as they migrate to a warmer climate for the winter. I’ve come to associate that unmistakable honk with the arrival of autumn, as they never fail to serenade me from above year after year like a barrage of broken trumpets.
When I hear the word “duck,” the first picture that comes in my mind is the image of a Mallard duck. I think that’s probably because they are so common around here that it’s most likely one of the only species of duck I’ve ever seen anyways.