The ice is finally gone on the stream and the ducks came back right away, as if they were watching nearby when the water started flowing. There were three American Black Ducks on the stream,
two swimming around above the bridge and another preening itself
on ice at the edge of the stream.
The preening one gave quite a show
as it contorted its neck while we watched.
The large duck looked quite pleased with itself as it finished
and strutted along the ice.
Ducks are such interesting creatures and are a pleasure to watch. Two of my favourite photos from last year were of a single American Black Duck in a salt water marsh further along the boardwalk.
The bird looks so thrilled with itself and life in general.