Freezing temperatures for quite some time have frozen over the Magothy River. The ice can be seen heading out towards the Chesapeake Bay. But a small patch of water remained, where many ducks, geese and swans found refuge.
I had brought some corn to share with my feathered friends, and throwing it on the ice, the fun began. The mass invasion of Canada geese came in one at a time. Then several at a time. Taking a running start for take off, then a special dance for an ice landing.
Now for the Ice Landing Dance. Left foot, right foot, now both. Try it again. Left foot, right foot…
Even the mallard ducks joined in.
Not to be bested, a solitary Tundra Swan had to try the ice landing dance.
The black ducks? Well, they just sat there and laughed at everyone.
Can’t blame them as I was laughing along with them. Hope you’ve managed to stay warm this wintery weekend.