I kind of feel bad for the birds this time of year. I mean, I know they are probably pretty well insulated, but it just seems like it’d be so cold paddling around in ice covered ponds. Just yesterday I saw a few ducks trying to walk through some snow which was so deep they were having a heck of a time navigating through it. I tried to tell them that they had wings and could fly over it but they were persistent and kept plowing through the cold white stuff.
Did you know? “The standard duck’s quack is the sound of a female Mallard. Males don’t quack; they make a quieter, rasping sound.” [allaboutbirds.org]