Day 047: Coast Guard Mallards

We’re home in Duluth! Better yet, there are signs of Spring. This morning around 10:00 a.m. the US Coast Guard cutter made its first trip out into the lake, and broke ice through the canal. Within three hours the duck population that had been wintering miles away in some open water discovered the canal was open. This means excitement if you are a duck, and the sides and bottom of the canal provide good eating opportunities. This photo was taken at 1 pm, and mallards and a few golden eyes were arriving in droves.

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