Through a blend of ice, melting ice and rain water, the bay gave the impression that the waterfowl were walking on the water-covered surface.
It also led to some comical slipping and sliding.
Species list: trumpeter swan, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, ring-billed gull, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper. (12 species)
Despite the constant rain and 3 degree temperature, we had a good turnout:
The chickadees are very happy to take food from human hands here:
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day. – Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)