After yesterday’s rude surprise of a frozen pond, the ducks proceeded with caution on this morning of the first snow.

Ducks baffled by the first snow

They didn’t race to dive in this morning.

Ducks diving into the pond

Instead, they walked around to the high side of the pond taking stock of things before diving in.

Ducks flying into the pond

One-by-one they launched into what turned out to be slush rather than ice.

Final Pekin duck jumping into the pond

Dilly, as usual, bringing up the rear.

Pekin ducks in slushy pond

The chickens, on the other hand have yet to leave their coops. I’m with them. I’m not ready for snow either.