5°F, Strong NW WIND, rough water, iced shoreline.
At a west shore bird feeder today, 2-Jan,
a hen Mallard has been reported huddled in the snow
for warmth, near where she has been eating bird seed.
The few other Mallards which had been off shore recently
were nowhere to be seen -- perhaps they have joined others
sheltering at the Ed Weed Fish Hatchery's settling pond.
Dave Hoag, Grand Isle