Monday, December 13, 2010

lunch with our winged friends

We’ve had Mallards in our yard since Pat and I moved to Cleveland. The pond nearby doesn’t freeze over and the ducks never leave. We have food for all the animals. I think how we treat the animals we don’t eat makes a statement as to the type of person you are. Our reward is a constant presence of winged and footed creatures. I took these pictures over the last two days. We are in the middle of what is supposed to be a four day snow storm, which explains the difference in the snowscape.

My backyard neighbor let his dogs out, so off they go.


Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Beatutiful photos. I like the one which your winged friends gathered in groups and play with the snow.

Esther Montgomery said...

I think mallards may well be our most common duck, they are certainly the most familiar. However, they are wonderfully dignified and beautiful birds. (I know they get laughed at for turning upside down in the water but I think their dignity remains intact.)


The Redneck Rosarian said...

Well said. Great video clip!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

How do they stand that cold and snow? Makes my feet cold just looking at them.

Alistair said...

Hi Jim, just getting over the worst snow storm we have had in decades. Myra and I share your feelings for wildlife and would love the large pond with the Mallards.