Our Winter has been relatively mild until recently, but now we are experiencing a prolonged cold snap. Single digit temperatures at night, and barely reaching the teens during the day.
I have been tempted to hunker down and stay indoors, but yesterday the sun shone, so I decided to take a drive to Marine City, where a friend told me, ice floes have been building up at the edge of the St. Clair River.
Had to endure some frozen fingers to get these shots, but it was well worth it!
According to my trusty field guide, these are Redhead ducks, and are probably wintering here. There must have been thousands of them. They were riding the swift current downstream, and flying back to this sheltering spot. Perhaps the exercise helped keep them warm!