frosty morning light

I wasn’t the only one feeling the nip in the air this morning as I walked around the Bass ponds at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.  Mallard ducks had their heads tucked under their wings and were still sleeping pressed tightly into the bank of the ponds when I got there.

mallards and Canada Geese at Bass Ponds, MNNWR-

They look like stones along the bank of the pond, but those really are little balls of Mallard ducks.

mallards and Canada Geese at Bass Ponds, MNNWR-

Brrr… I thought it was cold, but I’m used to Hawaiian sunshine, not the frigid MN variety.  Obviously, these ducks thought it was too early or too cold to be up and about.

mallards and Canada Geese at Bass Ponds, MNNWR-

Even the Canada Geese were sticking tightly to the shore on the sunlit side of the pond.

mallards and Canada Geese at Bass Ponds, MNNWR

More birds began flying in to join their comrades.

mallards and Canada Geese at Bass Ponds, MNNWR

Let the honking and quacking begin…

3 thoughts on “frosty morning light

  1. It may still be cold, Sue, but it looks like the snow is gone for now. (We are slated to get 1-3 inches tomorrow.) Spring is coming, but winter is not quite done. 🙂

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