A Beautiful Sublime Sunday With a Frosty Morn and Visit to the Pond...

The temperatures had really dropped leaving a layer of frost on the landscape, which although chilly adds it's own certain beauty.

Early Morning Frost on the Bull Rushes and Grasses

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Even though the night time temperatures had bought frost to the ground and plants, the water still held it's heat from the previous day releasing it as mist in the chill of the morning.

Mist Rising Off the Pond Fall Colors in the Trees Behind

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Beautiful Fall Day with Mist Rising Off Pond and Trees Ablaze with Fall Colors

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Later in the day I went to visit the pond that had loads of ducks on it to see if there was still some there.

Sky and Trees Reflected in the Duck Pond

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There was on area that had some shallower water which was busy with ducks, some feeding and some coming to the sand bar to rest.

Far End of Pond Where Ducks Were Congregating

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Groups of Ducks Bottoms Up Feeding Other Resting on Sandbar

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These groups of ducks consisted mostly of mallards (which I hadn't seen here previously) but it looked like a female pintail swimming in front of this group of ducks.

Female Pintail Duck Swimming By Ducks Bottom Up Feeding

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The ducks were funny to watch flipping upside down feeding - watch them below. They must have been having a good time for you could hear them occasionally cheerfully quacking.

Pair of Mallard Ducks Swimming 1 Bottoms Up Feeding

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Male Mallard Duck With 2 Juvenile Ducks Swimming Behind

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What makes this such an appealing area for the ducks is that it is a flooded area with lots of vegetation submerged for feeding on and also some higher spots of land surrounded by water for resting safely on.

Group of Mallard Ducks Resting on Sand Bar

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Close Up Group of Mallard Ducks Some Grooming Some Resting on Sand Bar

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Looking another direction on the pond, with the beautiful scenery, I noticed another group of ducks in the distance. It was a family of bufflehead ducks swimming along and others diving under the water feeding.

Beautiful Reflection of the Sky and Trees on Another Section of the Pond

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Family of Bufflehead Ducks Swimming in a Row Among Reflections of the Poplar Tree Trunks

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There was another lone duck swimming by the buffleheads which I think may have been a female canvasback duck.

Close Up Bufflehead Ducks With Female Canvasback Duck Swimming By

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As I was leaving the pond, just as the sun was beginning to set adding a touch of pink to the clouds, a flock of ducks flew overhead.

Flock of Ducks Flying Over Head Bush by the Pond

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Feeling ever so grateful for this beautiful sublime Sunday!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Bird images are for the #FeatheredFriends community hosted by @melinda010100


This is my Amazing Nature Contest October 2020 - #02 entry. See details here

Big shout out to @ace108 for running the Beautiful Sunday tag every week supporting the accounts. Also to @c0ff33a for the Sublime Sunday tag for your random Sunday posts!

The photos were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

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