White caps rolled in like gangbusters, and the lake was vacant of most waterfowl. All I spotted were three Pied-billed Grebes on the north end of the lake, as strong south winds no doubt sent waterfowl northward. Remaining waterfowl probably found refuge in the far south coves of the large Table Rock Reservoir or in surrounding small ponds. After a short nearly birdless swing around Table Rock State Park and Marina, we headed over to the College of the Ozarks campus.My wife Martha poses for a picture in front of the pond at College of the Ozarks.
It was there that we got some great views of breeding plumage Buffleheads and a few Lesser Scaup. A lone Mute Swan begged for food, aggressively extending its long neck through the iron gate surrounding the campus pond.Mute Swan is looking for food whereever it can be found. There's nothing edible on my shoe.