This one preferred to stand as he sunbathed on the pole. Actually, both of these gulls were very friendly, and didn't seem to mind my presence at all. They were very obliging, thank you very much! :-)
This poor little Mallard climbed up on the ice to pose for me. I felt so bad for her and I wish she hadn't done it because she was slipping and sliding. I'm afraid she thought I had some food for her, when in fact all I had was my camera. Good news is she made her way back into the water just fine after I walked away.
And finally here's the rest of the scene. A partially frozen section of Scituate Harbor. No matter what the weather, this is the area where a lot of the feathered friends like to gather.