Wild Bird Wednesday 32
Every year I have a little band of Mallards that come to my feeder then, in the winter once the lake freezes, they move on to a warmer climate where there is more food available. This year though, I have one lonely little male who is still here. I am sure there is a sad story behind why he stayed, but I have been putting duck food out for him every day to help him make it through the winter.
But, on this day ...
My little flock of crows came along and told Mr.Duck that they were going to eat the duck food and he would have to leave.
He left and came back several times, but the crows persisted ... so he just left.
Later that day, he did come back to eat, but I haven't seen him since ... I may just be missing him because I come and go and am not always watching my feeders ... I sure hope so.
Meanwhile ... on the other side of the yard at the bird bath ... Look who is here. My first Red Wing Blackbird. Yet another sign that Spring is near ...
Today it is in the teens, we have had another dusting of snow and the wind is whipping it up in swirls ... Oh, I am so ready for Spring!
WBW addendum: The little boy Mallard was at the feeder this afternoon eating his heart out ... I was happy to see him