Yesterday was a very cold snowy day here on the little farm. The temperatures hovered at just about twenty degrees F. all day. The pond was visited by Canada Geese early in the morning and then by a flock of about five Hooded Mergansers, and a small flock of about six Wood Ducks. This is only the third time I have seen Wood Ducks here on the pond since I have lived here. It is likely that these ducks all are migrating northward and found the pond to be a safe place to wait out the stormy weather. I took these pictures yesterday from my living room windows. It was very cold out. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
February 11, 2012