There were SO MANY wigeons at the pond that day. A lot of the males were making this whistling sound like a squeaky toy and making a big display of flapping their wings. Duck waving, I suppose you could call it.
The males’ heads also had this green iridescence, but I couldn’t capture it.
While some cities have only closed playgrounds and sports facilities at their parks, Manhattan Beach has closed them all outright. Polliwog Park has a large pond year-round that attracts ducks, geese and coots, plus gulls and pigeons stopping in. The park has been literally wrapped in caution tape for a month, and the ducks that normally stay in and around the pond have come out to the edges by the sidewalks where people can still walk by and feed them.