Saturday, April 10, 2021

Magic


At first view it looks as if the female Mallard is standing on water but there is actually a layer of ice below the water surface so it isn't a miracle. This was taken at the pond In the Wychwood Park neighbourhood a week ago when there was still some melting to happen.

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

A good selection.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I always think it's funny when they are on one leg and it looks like the leg is missing! Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great shot of the mallard couple, they must not mind standing on the ice.
My feet would freeze. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There must be more comfortable positions in which to take a nap. Incidentally, I was told by a wildlife warden that when they have reason to pick up birds in freezing weather they are warm as toast just below their feathers.

Sharon said...

Taking a snooze in icy water is not my idea of relaxing. Good thing I'm not a duck.

21 Wits said...

Wow, interesting to know, it makes for a really beautiful, and yes magical photo!

bill burke said...

Friends just hanging out. Great capture, Pat.

Marleen said...

Still is a funny sight 😏

Revrunner said...

Well, at least it's melting. That's good.

Phil Slade said...

I guess that the Mallard is feeling pretty relaxed. Certainly not threatened by the camera clicks.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Nice shot! Looks like it is quite comfortable standing on ice.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely birds;-)

Debbie said...

they can sleep anywhere and in any position!! reminds me of my youngest, he is 37 now!!

Rain said...

Very cool, I love the illusion of the lady duck walking on water!! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I always used to feel sad when I saw birds standing on one leg Pat, until P said that was how they kept warm, there was another leg up there somewhere 😀 Lovely shot here.