On my way up to the feed store to pick up some more bird seed, I decided to drive down a side road which was just a little more than a mile from my house, just to see the new subdivision with the very expensive houses that the builder can't sell (he built them a year after the housing meltdown. I'm not sure what he expected).
As I drove further down the road to the older subdivision that had been built around a small lake back in the 1970's, I came across a group of mallard ducks and a large white feathered butt. I jumped out of the car to take picture of the mallards just as they saw me and took off:
Not being able to get a good snapshot of the mallards (which by then had all flown away), I took a shot of what I thought was the back end of a white domestic duck just for laughs:
Imagine my surprise when the "duck" came up for air and turned out to be a mute swan:
It is not native to the US and so this is more than likely owned by someone who lives around this lake. I did see a couple of domestic ducks along the shoreline along with a huge group of wood ducks that did the same thing as the mallard ducks did when I tried to take a snapshot - flew away.
All the pictures were taken with the Panasonic FP8 as I had not planned on taking the big camera for a bird seed run.