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Ponds and lakes in our area are frozen and mostly covered with ice. I went and walked around some of them and saw a few hardy birds. Flocks of dunlins were flying around, landing and taking off near any open water spot.

Sanderlings

Dunlins

This herring gull was or had just finished eating a mussel, I believe.

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Other gulls were half asleep in broad daylight, maybe trying to conserve their body heat.

Herring Gull on left and Ring-Billed Gulls

Ring-Billed Gulls

Only one juvenile Herring Gull was doing aerial acrobatics for my camera.

Juvenile Herring Gull

Juvenile Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

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