Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Bird from the Deck

This morning as we were watching the snow come down and slowly accumulate on the deck, we saw a Northern Pintail duck mixed in the with mallards. Its odd to see the snow accumulating on the backs of the dabbling ducks like the mallards and the pintails. Because the diving ducks like goldeneyes and buffelhead, dive under the water to feed they don't have the same problem.

Tomorrow we're going skiing so we thought we'd take a walk today. Good thing we decided to wear our rubber boots because the snow was about 10 inches deep where it wasn't packed down. The snowfall in the recent 3-4 days has been soft, fluffy snow - like we get in the interior, not the typical wet snow that they usually see down here.

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