Backyard Almanac: "Welcome to the freeze-up!"

Nov 8, 2019

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While the human world debates the merits (or lack thereof) of the time change, the natural world in our neck of the woods is dealing with an earlier-than-usual freeze-up.

Luckily, many birds (unlike loons) can take off from an ice-covered pond when they mistake it for open water, but as Larry Weber reports, that doesn't mean they like it.