A Thin Layer of Ice

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Heather Mellon

Nice long shot on these birds Debra, well detailed too. Freeze up came early this year and there were still some large flocks of birds coming through our region last week. I don't think they'll be staying very long except for a few swans and geese who always seem to leave it to the very last moment.

Debra Plett

Winter has hit us early as well. Snowing again today. There is a few flocks of geese flying over. We do not see many swans in the areas I like to visit.Thanks again.


good one are thay not jumpy thay are hear

Debra Plett

They seem to get along fine. I think because they are resting, eating and moving along.

As nighttime temperatures have been dropping to as low as -8 degrees C the waterways are starting to develop a thin layer of ice. Soon the migrating birds that remain at the marsh will have left until next spring. These Mallards and Yellowlegs were enjoying the time they had left while resting up for the next leg of their journey.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
October 24, 2020
mallards yellowlegs oak hammock marsh manitoba
  • Camera: SLT-A99V
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70400G2)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 18

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