Saturday, 7 February 2015

Mallard on Ice.


Following on from a recent post entitled 'Walking on Water'  my offering for this week's editions of Saturday's Critters and I'D-Rather-B-Birdin' are some images taken during the same session of a female Mallard getting to grips with walking on a frozen lake.

Unlike the sure-footed Coot and Moorhen the foot placement by the Mallard is much more tentative.



Gently does it!  FAB.

20 comments:

  1. Great series of capturing the tentative moves of the Mallard. Video would have been fun to watch. Have a wonderful weekend

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  2. That really must be cold on there feet! Not a real problem here.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Such beautiful creatures !
    Lovely pictures !
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  4. Aww, poor Mallard! Your shots are great, but they make me feel cold just looking at them.
    Best Regards.

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  5. Big broad webbed feet probably less grippy than narrow coot feet!

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  6. Poor Mallard. I think she needs ice skates.. Great photos..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  7. bummer when a sheet of glass comes between you and breakfast.

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  8. Really really wonderful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  9. I never tire of the Mallard. Terrific shots Frank.

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  10. I guess she is saying where is my lake?? What have you done with MY LAKE????
    ~

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  11. Excellent! It's amazing how they tolerate the cold on their feet.

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  12. She's beautiful! It's not easy walking on ice. :-)

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  13. She is a pretty one and your close-ups are wonderful!

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  14. Awwwwwwww precious!!! Love the title...like ballet only with the mallard. Wonderful, all the way around.

    I'm so happy you decided to share this link for the weekend!! GREAT post.

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  15. Hi Frank.. Beautiful birds images of winter environments .. Greetings ..

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  16. He's pretty sure-footed! Great shots!

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  17. Great shots mallards, have a nice week.

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  18. awwww, such a cute Mallard. Excellent shots!

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