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January 2014

January 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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Happy New Year 2014 -  This year a recent cold snap left many/most of the usual watering holes frozen solid.  With an overnight low temperature reaching down to -7, and daytime high being 9 degrees Fahrenheit, only water that was moving remained liquid.   Waterfowl like these Red Heads rely on water to reach food they need to survive the winter.

 

January 3, 2014 was a rather slow day.   At seven degrees Fahrenheit, waterfowl that had found water were content floating in the "warm" water, and basking in the sun!  Needless to say, it was a slow day,  but here are a few that I kept!

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Mallards on a Spring

Small running spring pond on the side of a road full of green heads!

 

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Mute Swans in Flight

Mutes are much larger than they appear!

 

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Lounging on the river!
 
 
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Courting Bald Eagles 
High Altitude, but you don't see this everyday.

 

 

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Mute Swans Floating Down the River

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