This is what I saw! (Only farther away, because I zoomed in for the pictures.) Basically what I saw was a lot of heads farther above the water level than ducks would be.
I turned around and drove down a side road that may or may not be closer to the wetland, but it was a safer place to park. Do you remember them? Even as far away as I was, they were disturbed when I got out of the car.
If you don't recognize them yet, the title is a clue. It's not a murder of crows, or a brace of ducks, but a seige of...
... cranes, sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, that is. Once a few of them started moving they all rose and whirled around like a little tornado, then settled down in a farther pond.
I did crop one photo that had a nice individual crane.
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