Saturday, December 7, 2019

A Winter Flock

This is just part of the large flock of Mallard Ducks who spend their winter in the small pond in James Gardens in the Etobicoke neighbourhood. There is always a patch of open water here even during the coldest part of winter due to a small stream that runs into the pond and despite all of the signs asking people not to feed the wildlife many come by and toss them bread every day. In the past I have seen some Wood Ducks with them in the summer but never during winter.   
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

18 comments:

s.c said...

Already prepared then.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I think that there is some inner compulsion for people to feed ducks - and bread is not even good for them - but everyone grabs the end of the loaf on the way out - and if grandchildren are visiting the urge to go and feed the ducks quadruples!

Tom said...

...it's a bit too cold for a swim.

The Padre said...

Happy Little Ducks BoB Ross Would Say

Cheers

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice photo

Sharon said...

There must be a good source of food there. They look very content.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They sure are beautiful and nice to see in the winter months! I know a few of them fly South though! We have a few more right now. Enjoy your weekend!

Taken For Granted said...

Good photo. The Wood Ducks are too smart to spend the winter here. I am surprised the Mallard Ducks do. There is a flock of Canada geese who spend the winter in Sioux Falls, so aquatic birds will stay around if there is water and food.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The mallard ducks seem to be very hardy, I guess the open water will keep them there too. Pretty scene and photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

bill burke said...

Happy ducks enjoying a day at the pond, priceless!

William Kendall said...

I imagine there's plenty of under water vegetation for them.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's so bad, giving them bread. It's like candy when they need protein. Cracked corn is good!
I haven't been to Etobicoke in ages.

Lowcarb team member said...

These ducks are always nice to see …

All the best Jan

Lea said...

Ducks are fun to watch!

Kay said...

Nice view! People want to feed wildlife no matter how wrong the diet they provide or how wrong it is to get them dependent on handouts.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very lovely composition Pat. Love the sound of your chilly weather walks đź’™

Lois said...

Love seeing the ducks and the pretty little bridge!

Laura. M said...

Naturaleca y vida unidas.
Un abrazo.