All the docks, boats, and personal watercraft have been tucked away for the winter. The crowds have left. Peace and quiet has returned to Devil’s Lake. And so have the birds. In the calm water along the Southwest shore I found over 700 Ring-billed Gulls, hundreds of Canada Geese, Coots, Bufflehead, Canvasback and a pair of Horned Grebes…..oh and this Kingfisher too.