Cold Creature Feature 2018 #1

The title says it all: cold.

It’s pretty rare that we get ice on the lake here like that. I took a cautious step onto the ice, about 30cm from the shore and about 4-5cm of water depth. It was probably frozen all the way to the bottom, but I still broke (or cracked) the ice. Don’t try this at home, especially if you’re heavier than a small corvid.

For all the cold and ice, the wildlife is still here. This Kingfisher was still fishing:

and ducks were still out on the water.

And, of course, the obligatory Great Blue Heron picture:

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