Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 6, 2008

The weather alternates between freezing and really nice - around 10C or 50F.
This was the first pair of ducks I've seen this Spring. Ducks tend to mate for life and I recognized this male from last year because he is missing a foot.
It is pathetic to see him struggle in the snow without a webbed foot on one side. I am sure I don't know how he manages to swim in a straight line.
But his wife stays near him and waits for him to catch up. They must manage all right together because here they are again. I wish them well.


8675309 said...

I'm so glad little Waddles One-Foot is back and doing well! :)

JuliaR said...

What a nice name for him too! I'm always surprised at the number of wild birds that survive despite what must be debilitating injuries.