Ice Ice Bay

The long term below freezing temperatures has caused the Chesapeake Bay to be filled with ice. It is a rather unusual for the bay to be iced covered and hubby doesn’t remember the bay being frozen like this since 1976.



The wildlife have been looking for open patches within the ice in order to rest and forage. One such patch is right in front of the manor’s dock. A group of Hooded Mergansers have been showing up this week diving for fish and looking for love. This Hooded Merganser caught a Sunfish and wasn’t sharing with his friends.

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A Bald Eagle had been sitting on the ice eating something, of course by the time I got down to the water he flew off for other hunting grounds.


Three Great Blue Herons flushed out and flew over to the other side of the river.

The Hoodies continued to entertain. This time with three boys trying for the affection of one girl. While two did their mating dance, the other boy sneaked in there all sweet like and ran off with the girl.

See sometimes it’s the quiet one that you have to watch out for.


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

Anne Frank

28 replies »

  1. Those ducks are pretty wild looking! Looks like the boys were attempting some line dancing to impress that chick… boys are so funny when they are wooing. Ha!

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