Canadian geese and winter ducks were nestled in pools and feeding quietly. Leftover snow and ice shelves dotted the shadows where the sun never touched the North facing slopes.
With all or most of the Prairie pothole ponds, lakes and reservoirs locked in ice, the waterfowl find ways to settle into the riparian habitat along the South Platte drainage. It provides a great opportunity for bird watching.....And, shooting a few birds, once we are outside the city limits!!!!
This pair of Mallards were settled in a shallow pool under a man-made rip-rap retaining wall.