A Cold January Swim

A couple of female Mallards enjoying a swim in LaPorte County Indiana.

Mallards are “dabbling duck” that graze upon underwater vegetation.

Fun facts:

1. Duck’s feet can’t feel cold.

2. Duck’s quacks do echo

3. Ducks eat rocks.

4. Ducks have three eyelids.

5. Ducks have different names.

6. The fastest duck was a Red-breasted Merganser.

7. Ducks can fly as high as airplanes.

8. Ducks are hard to sneak up on.

9. Ducklings mature quickly.

10. Preening helps ducks stay dry.

It Ain’t Lame Duck

“I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means. It turns out it’s an old English hunting term – something about firing at a duck without quite killing it. In any case, the hobbled duck… Continue reading It Ain’t Lame Duck