Feathered friends fooled by freak spring snow
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:28:49 GMT —
People on their way to work weren't the only ones caught off guard by a sudden spring snowstorm.
These mallards landed in a drug store parking lot in Holland early this morning possibly wondering where the spring weather was.
Mallards are pretty common in the Northwest Ohio area, even during colder months. This small group of birds certainly looked confused with the amount of snow falling days after spring was supposed to begin.
According to Ducks Unlimited, mallards have the most extended migration period, which lasts from late summer to early winter. "Mallards are found in a variety of habitats, including dry agricultural fields, shallow marshes and oak-dominated forested wetlands. Mallards are vagrant to Central America and the Caribbean," according to the website.
I bet these ducks wished they were swimming in warm Caribbean water, but who wouldn't?