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.
They look like stones along the bank of the pond, but those really are little balls of Mallard ducks.
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.
Even the Canada Geese were sticking tightly to the shore on the sunlit side of the pond.
More birds began flying in to join their comrades.
Let the honking and quacking begin…