The waterfowl all seem to do pretty well together on this little farm pond. A few days ago I was taking pictures of the ducks and heron. That Great Blue Heron is around here fairly often and mostly likes to walk around along the shoreline opposite from my home. The ducks just paddle all over the pond looking for their food or just enjoying themselves. The weather was cloudy with sun breaks and slightly warmer than normal temperatures. The weather was in the upper 40’s F. That is nice weather for our area in January.
The ducks here included: Mallards, Ring-neck hens, and Hooded Mergansers. The regulars at the pond also include occasional visits from a small flock of Canada Geese (not present at the time I was taking pictures). It is always a treat to look out the window and see all of the action going on at the little pond. I took these pictures on January 8, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. enjoy!