Here they come.

The weather is perfect; visibility is good. You’ve waited all week, all month, all year for this. Your best friends and family members are with you. You’ve sounded your favorite call and the time has arrived.

The beating of wings.

The descent.

You’re loaded and ready to take aim and bag your limit. But wait just a split second.

Take a pause and really look at those marvelous birds. See how they slice the sky. Wonder at those brilliant colors splashed against the blue-gray backdrop. Savor the moment. Capture a memory. It’s the reason for the day.

Ducks in flight.