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Buffleheads Fly, Others Shiver

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These attractive ducks seemed impervious to our record low of 16 the other morning. John took some excellent photos as you’re about to see while I tried to bury myself in his borrowed thermal blanket. But then the ducks took to the air and I stopped hibernating long enough to capture their flight across the water. Only after I processed the pictures did I notice their different flying styles.

BUFF

And if record cold isn’t challenging enough for wildlife, some have to deal with below average temperatures without the proper attire.

Coyote

So take a look at the Shivering Picture Gallery to see the rest of John’s excellent photos and to see the outcome of the Buffleheads in flight.