our first snowfall - ducks, dove and dog at the pond
Skippy and I took a walk around the big pond today with lightly falling snow. Its our first snow in the Boston area. I brought my camera and took photos of the birds and ducks (and Skippy).
I've done my best to name the ducks. Please let me know if any are misidentified.
male Ring-necked ducks
sleeping Canvasback male
Hooded Merganser male
Hooded Merganser female
a puffy mourning dove (with blue eye shadow)
And finally - Skippy! (lightly sprinkled with snow)
These ducks (and the dog and dove) are a common sight at the big pond (Fresh Pond, Cambridge MA) in early winter. The ducks stay til the pond freezes over. I think its one of the biggest ponds in the area. All the small ponds are frozen over now.