All-weather ducks


pair of ducks

The last couple of mornings have seen freezing conditions beside the Wom Brook and along exposed sections of the Railway Walk. Meteorologically, these conditions have been brought about by a combination of atmospheric high pressure, little or no cloud cover to ‘hold’ in place the temperature that has been built up during the day, and a slight hint of an Arctic wind coming from a northerly direction.

Therefore the sight of a pair of ducks swimming along the Wom Brook this morning was quite a revelation! Proof positive that duck feathers provide excellent insulation properties! Brrr!

(The male duck [right of photo] watches as his mate feeds on underwater plants).

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