I am so very very excited–even the morning after!! I listened to myself and drove past the Tree Place and to Indian Park with the camera. I grumbled to myself about getting random boring duck images. I did not expect the entire ice covered pond of ducks and geese to come flying and running to me. Many of them got so close so quickly that the shots are very blurred. One of ducks pecked the outside of my hand while I was taking an image of another duck. It rubbed its head sideways then like a cat so, I slowly and carefully reached out and it let me touch its back!!!! I have never touched a wild bird and only a tame one once before in my lifetime. I do not know why the fear was not the same as many other days before this one and why in the world I would touch a wild one, I do not know! I think that snow and ice are covering all of their food and that people had been feeding them, though I saw no signs of food. Perhaps I will go back with some greens and appropriate duck food from the local feed store. I think a few of the shots are workable and I’ll post them as I go.
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I would be excited too. How wonderful that the ducks put such trust in you. 🙂