That’s So 2020 – Down by the Pond

All photos were taken October 23, 2020

Down by the Pond ©

Down by the pond, as we were quite curious,

birds everywhere, activity furious.

Their world quickly shrinking, as ice took ahold,

landings a bit tricky, even for the bold.

Soon, long-necked intruder flew into the fray,

my friends are coming, please get out of the way.

Honking and quacking rising to a loud roar,

soon winter’s arrival will cause all to soar.

We are not sure what we’ll find on our next trip

to a pond locked in winter’s cold, icy grip.

This looks like a tour group orientation meeting, just before the bus departs. The lone intruder is at center left.
Nothing like floating on a salad bar.
Hey, that’s mine. I saw it first. Give it back!
Hey! Who is that handsome Coot?
Somebody should check that water heater. This bath is awfully cold.
These appear to be Eurasian Wigeons, which are a rarity in this part of the world.
OK, everyone, listen up!
Now, where did I put that back scratcher.
Cuteness factor of 5.
Hey, where did everybody go? I knew I should not have eaten that bean burrito.
One last mouthful for the road.
I think this is a good example of hard water. Many of the birds would be swimming around without thinking and then hit the edge of the ice, like it was a surprise. Like some sort of alien force field.
Time to make tracks.
Maybe thin now, but soon to be much thicker.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

8 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Down by the Pond

    1. Thanks. It was nice to see a few water fowl other than the usual Canada Geese. The smaller birds likely enjoyed having the pond to themselves and the wigeons seemed to know just the right poses. Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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  1. Love your photos, Allan. Today we woke up to -3’C, icy stretches and lingering fog patches. The fog was so thick, I could barely see my neighbours house. Not the best conditions for those driving to work. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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