3.04.2015

ducks on ice












these are from last week~  she and I explored the partially frozen lake and watched the ducks for a while.  we were particularly taken by the coots (those individually webbed toes!) and the green-winged teals.  but of course they are all quite something.  today it was over 70 degrees.  I pulled our taps and we just finished boiling off the very last bit of sap.  tomorrow they are forecasting 1-3" of snow and ice.  ah, March, you fickle girl.  peas and potatoes, roots and greens will go in the ground soon enough.

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  1. What a fun hat she has. And I like how you got pretty and investing looking ducks in your hood.

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    1. there are always the standard mallards, a few white ducks, and that crazy looking one with the red head that looks like some duck-goose breeding adventure gone crazy. this time of year we have some extras hanging around, too!

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  2. Those are such great pictures! She is pretty talented to be able to stand with rain boots on slick ice.

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    1. thank you~ and yes, she's got some good balance!

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  3. Awesome duck photos! The brown on that one head is so rich - we don't have ducks like that around here.

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    1. thank you! that is a green-winged teal and we don't usually see them either, we were just lucky to see them as they passed through on their way elsewhere!

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  4. Ducks on ice. This was great! :)

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  5. Ooo! The fourth pic down is a green winged teal! They are migratory, that is a special treat that you got to visit one, or rather, had one visit you!

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    1. Well you knew that already! Silly me. I got a bit excited. We've only seen one this winter. :)

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    2. i didn't know that though.... so thanks :)

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    3. well I didn't know it until we got home and looked in the bird book! they are SOOOOOOOooooooo cute and itty bitty. there were 2 or 3 pairs of them at the lake here in town and they were a pleasure to watch, for sure.

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  6. love those pictures! i feel so sorry for those ducks :) i know their fine, but ducks on frozen water just looks a bit sad and wrong.

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    1. they didn't seem to mind at all, but I felt the same as we watched them slipping and sliding around ;)

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  7. Such great pictures, capturing the moment.

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  8. Lovely moments, captured to last.

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    1. indeed- my favorite part of taking photos is how easy they make reminiscing later on…..

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