On my side of the pond, the walking path runs between the pond and a big ditch. The water in this ditch is not frozen, and it was home to a nice group of mallards. I spooked them off, but I'd estimate there were at least 3 dozen in all. Last winter, a wood duck was hanging out with the mallards here, but there is no sign of him this year. I did spot my first of year Song Sparrow in the brush along the ditch.
The moon is a waning crescent (less than 50% visible). Still a pretty sight. I love having such a clear view of both the sun and the moon at the same time of day.
the path along the pond