our first snowfall – ducks, dove and dog at the pond

Skippy, Suzie & Charley
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Skippy and I took a walk around the big pond today with lightly falling snow. Its our first snow in the Boston area. I brought my camera and took photos of the birds and ducks (and Skippy).

I’ve done my best to name the ducks. Please let me know if any are misidentified.

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Mallard male

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male Ring-necked ducks

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female Ring-necked

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sleeping Canvasback male

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Hooded Merganser male

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Hooded Merganser female

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American coot

snowy dove by the pond
a puffy mourning dove (with blue eye shadow)

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And finally – Skippy! (lightly sprinkled with snow)

These ducks (and the dog and dove) are a common sight at the big pond (Fresh Pond, Cambridge MA) in early winter. The ducks stay til the pond freezes over. I think its one of the biggest ponds in the area. All the small ponds are frozen over now.

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