At home catching up today. A few errands but mostly getting through mail, email, bills. And watching our cove! We had about forty Mallards, but mixed in was a nice male Green-winged Teal (web photo), a pair of Wood Ducks, and a pair of American Black Ducks. The Bald Eagle flew over. I still haven't gone to North Shore Drive to look for the nest. The activity at the feeders was up, primarily because I straightened their alignment, cleaned and filled them all. One of the errands was to replace the cellphone charging cable that I think I left in the Chicago airport and the connector that got left in the rental car. At least I didn't leave anything really important (that I know of!). And then the rain came. It made me happy that I got the lawn taken care of yesterday. Worked on the California itinerary and potential bird list. It should be fun. We leave Saturday, at a reasonable hour anyway.