Friday, January 11, 2013

On Thin Ice

Winter often poses additional challenges for wildlife, including finding water for consumption and bathing.   Since birds/waterfowl need clean plumes in order to create adequate insulation to survive in such harsh conditions, we often see hundreds of Canada Geese wherever there is open water.  And, even though these big birds are sometimes noisy and leave a lot of undesirable droppings, today's photos provide a glimpse of their reality during a cold, Iowa winter.

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