We saw buffleheads, harlequins, mallards, osprey, red tailed hawks, painted turtles, a bluebird, a new beaver lodge, some Canada geese with a partly or fully domesticated outsider in their flock (I got a photo - it was odd!), as well as about 10 other paddlers. Not one had a PFD on, let alone cold weather gear. Some didn't wear a shirt!
Finally, we found one floating watermelon, all the way from Guatemala. My mom will be thrilled - her birthday is Tuesday!
Here are the photos... I didn't get that close to the mallards, it's just zoom. They thought I couldn't see them, though!