Sunday 5 January 2014

Birds Need Electricity

These Tufted Ducks were photographed yesterday at Burton's Pond in St. John's. As a result of the extended power outages the 'bubbler' got turned off. This tiny pond would be long frozen over if it weren't for the bubbler - a kind of underwater fountain/sprinkler. When it got shut off yesterday the ice moved in and it appears that one female Tufted Duck got unlucky: