Rough seas in the bay and the Barrow's Golden Eye Ducks were riding the waves
One just beginning a dive for fishing
A stop at Lake Whatcom - some Cormorants resting on the old pilings of the long gone lumber millEven the lake was rough - winds were high and rain splattered down now and then
And a "cover" of American Coots. They are not actually ducks - do not have webbed feet, but can still swim. They build their nests on the water on a floating raft with a ramp for getting in and out of the nest. They are plentiful here all winter on Lake WhatcomOn the lawn at the lake there were Canada Geese, enjoying something to nibble on
Off to the water we goSomeone has decorated the new trees that the city planted along the ponds near our house
I guess they used what they had on hand - red "danger" tape
A fun little outing and then home for some soup on this blustery day.
Have you had a wintery outing (or summery outing in the southern hemisphere) this christmas week?