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Pond Pals

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!

Comments on: "Pond Pals" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    i love the mix you get there. the ‘tip-up’ shot of the mallard is really cute. 🙂

    • Hi Texwisgirl, I am also super happy to see all the wildlife here on the little farm. Ducks, Heron, Geese, Squirrels, likely foxes and of course, all of those birds! Have a fantastic evening and a super good day tomorrow!

  2. What a great variety! I would be out there watching them all the time!

  3. Wow—You have a good selection of Waterfowl, Linda…. That is so neat!!!!

    Don’t know how much rain we got today–but it was SEVERAL inches I’m sure… NOW—the cold and snow flurries are coming —so they say!!!!! Fun Fun!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Yes we got a ton of rain here at the farm. It is getting swampy in the yard and the gravel driveway does not go all the way up close to the house. We are in process excavating a site for our future garage but that area is now a mini pond with several inches of water on it. Ha! Yes, we will get snow tomorrow I think. Have a great day and bundle up!

  4. You are lucky to have a pond that size to attract all these great birds and ducks. Wonderful photos, I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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