Rainy day means mating day

Yesterday it was raining when I walked around the lake on my lunch break. The lake was on the verge of overflowing.

I was a reluctant witness to both ducks and coots mating, neither of which seemed particularly consensual:

I spotted a lone pie-billed grebe around the island:

I didn't see the pie-billed grebe babies that I shot video of last week and a few days ago:

Phyllis has been spending a lot of time lately with the ducks North of the pier but she still visits her old stomping grounds West of the island: