Mallard Pair on Upper Pond
This past week I heard many flights of geese headed north. One set we managed to call down to the marshes below us in the valley. Then this morning while I was doing morning chores in the mist I got dive bombed by two streaks flashing by my head near the upper pond. They were as surprised as I. Visibility was low with the morning clouds.
Male Mallard Takes Off
The mallards landed on the upper pond and swam around for a few minutes before taking off across the south field. Flying ducks look like bowling pins with wings. It is hard to believe they keep going up.
Outdoors: 48째F/33째F Cloudy
Tiny Cottage: 67째F/65째F