Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday ~ D is for ducks


These are somewhat daring ducks. A small flock of Mallard ducks have decided to overwinter on the Glynmill Inn Pond. Mallards are suppose to fly somewhere warmer, Mexico I believe. This group decided to stay because they are being fed by people walking on the trail around the pond. Some thoughtful people actually give them proper bird food but they have also become accustomed to eating cereal, bread and donuts.



Here they are sharing the last remaining patch of open water with some gulls.

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19 comments:

deslilas said...

Winter can be hard for ducks (and other birds).

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

They are sweet.

Good choice for this weeks ADC.

Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Sylvia K said...

Winter is hard on birds and ducks, but these are great photos! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Mallards are beautiful ducks...I like the contrast with the white snow and ice...wonder why they didn't fly South,,,

Babooshka said...

Gorgeous images. We have been feeding our garden birds 3 times as much this winter and we do help the local ducks too.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful pictures of the ducks,and gulls.

Lene said...

Soooooo cute :) Great Ds :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think they'll stay as long as they can find open water. We've got a few in central Ontario that never left for the south.

Now me? If I had a chance to go south I think I'd go. LOL

photowannabe said...

Not much open water for the ducks. I hope they can make it through the winter. Good post for the letter D.

Elaine Dale said...

Daring Ducks, I love it!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Ducks will over winter anyplace that has water and food. We have some of our summer mallards that over winter on a small part of the creek. I put out cracked corn or game bird pellets as I have learned that the bread can clog their crops and cause problems..I do love the mallards...

Janie said...

Those poor little guys must be cold. At least people continue to feed them through the winter or they'd be out of luck.

Tumblewords: said...

Ducks and geese have decided to stay here all winter, too...people feed them so they lose the desire to migrate... We've had so much snow this year that the moose, elk and deer are staying 'in town'. Amazing.

Becky said...

Those poor ducks will probably think twice about sticking around next year. LOL, at their little unfrozen patch.

Read a few other posts... your dog is a cutie. I always liked that breed when watching dog shows.

Reader Wil said...

The mallards overhere stay summer and winter. They are always there and when I pass the canal they prefer, they always come begging for food, I think.
Yours are lovely!

Mo said...

I luv your ducks! We have Mascovy (sp?) ducks that come visit us occasionally, but I haven't seen a Mallard up close for quite some time. Thanks for sharing these.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

They've precious little open water left. I hope a thaw comes soon. Nice "D."

Jay said...

I was going to say 'mallards don't fly somewhere warmer for the winter ... ' but then I checked where you were. I guess we ARE the somewhere warmer! I'm in the UK.

LOL!

Karyn said...

Nice photos!