Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

On Thin Ice


Thin ice 4-2

How do they know what will and won’t hold their weight?


Thin ice 3-2 

Or is it that, being a duck they just don’t care about the consequences?


Keep away from the edge-2

of all the birds pottering around the duck pond in the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton the other day this moorhen

Moor hen-2

was my favourite, I think its feet are funky.

Keep away from the edge 1-2

Do they get cold feet? Do they get stuck in the ice?

On thin ice 3-2


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “On Thin Ice

  1. Oh, these photos are just beautiful! They’re sparkling 🙂

  2. Yep the moorhen does look kinda trendy.

  3. That first image is mesmerizing! Great job on the whole little feathery series!

  4. Yes, they have been known to get frozen to the ice.

  5. Nice pics, as always. A friend in Iowa told me about driving past two geese one morning – apparently one goose had fallen asleep on open water and woke up frozen in, and the other one was walking on the ice around his buddy, trying to figure things out. They were gone later in the day, so all’s well that ends well, I guess.

  6. Yep, I’ve seen swans frozen into the canal near here. I called the SSPCA, not knowing what else to do, and they promised to get to them. They were free later on that day, whether by their own efforts or not, I don’t know.

  7. Thanks for sending Mr Redcar back home- he’s brought a thumping great dollop of snow with him. Shame he’s now snowed in down south…. Thanks for encouraging him to have his first trip on a pendolino.

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