Saturday, February 4, 2017

Ducks On Ice

I went to visit the duck pond at James Gardens a couple of weeks ago and there many ducks there as you can see and I guess their little down coats keep them warm but what keeps the feet warm I don't know!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

14 comments:

Andy said...

I don't know how they survive the very cold days we are experiencing.

Gosia k said...

poor creatures ... where is spring?

Sharon Anck said...

Now that is a very good question. They must have little heaters in their feet.

Lowell said...

Now that's just ducky! Why the heck don't they get off their downy butts and fly down here to Florida where they can fluff their downy butts in the sun? Played golf with an old guy from Toronto, on Thursday. His name was Ray. I asked him if he knew you. He said your name sounded familiar but he couldn't be certain. He was about 102, I think. :)

Cloudia said...

A happy scene for Saturday!! Thanks, Pat

William Kendall said...

At some point I've heard an explanation for why birds' legs are perfectly fine in cold water this time of year, but I can't recall it at present. As long as they've got some food, they do well for themselves through a winter.

Catalyst said...

I can't tell from your picture but I'm wondering if the water is totally frozen over. Are they trying to melt the ice?

Christine said...

At least they seem to be quite content, ice or not!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, neat shot of the ducks. It is a large group too. It is amazing they can keep warm on the ice and cold weather. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

bill burke said...

Looks like a duckfest, the gsthering of the brightest ducks in the area :) I just was talking about the ducks and do their feet get cold a while back. This is what I learned: Less warm blood gets to the foot, keeping the foot cold and reducing the temperature difference between the foot and the ice. This reduces the flow of heat from the duck to the ice. Interesting little creatures them ducks :)

GreenComotion said...

I love Mallards, Wood Ducks, and all other littler critters.
Have a Happy Weekend, Pat!
Signed,
Chaka :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's the first thing I thought of too Pat ☺

Jack said...

Maybe it is their very small brains, too small for the cold to register.

Karen S. said...

Rubber booties! Ha! Ha! It does look cold out there, Brrr!