This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, January 16, 2012

winter sunset on the big pond

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Another very chilly day. The day was ~10-25*F. Fortunately less wind than yesterday. Lots of birds were on the big pond (Fresh Pond in Cambridge). The ones I saw:
20 Canvas back ducks
20 Ring necked ducks
50 Canada geese
a pair of bufflehead ducks
maybe a male wood duck?
lots of sea gulls
a few robins
and a Coopers hawk eating his dinner



Blogger marjibeth said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo ... I could almost hear "The Twelve Days of Christmas" as I read the list of birds ... I won't ask who Mr. Cooper invited to be his dinner ...

January 17, 2012 11:17 AM

Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

That's a whole lot bigger than our local pond (Home to 7 swans, some tufted ducks, mallards and occasionally a heron)

January 17, 2012 6:03 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Beautiful, from Saturday to Tuesday we had frosty, cold bright days and the birds outside the workshop have busy eating seed and birdcakes we made.

January 19, 2012 4:16 AM

Anonymous Karen said...

I love your picture. We have had several snow storms and I am ready to get my hands in the dirt.

January 23, 2012 7:26 PM


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