We took a ride around Lake of the Lilies...
the wildlife are in quite the "pickle" trying the escape the ice and find water.
Most of the lake is frozen, with only a few small "puddles" for them to bathe and frolic.
There must be one large strip of water right in the center...
best I could tell, the geese and gulls have first dibs here.
There is one very small thawed area on the shoreline...gulls, geese and a hand-full of ducks were there.
The best sighting of the day was this Great Blue Heron.
And the smartest water foul of all, the Coots.
Out of that freezing water there are probably about 30 Coots here right now.
There are still electronic signs posted at the lake,
warning that the waterfowl are dying due to avian/bird flu.
Over 30 Swans, 1 Goose and 1 Duck have died due to the flu.
Sharing today's images with Eileen at
for Saturday Critters