Today was a great day to be walking near the Grand. The river is in the frazzle ice stage of freezing and the sounds from this process mixed with waterfowl calls is amazing to hear. I walked about 1 km down the Walter Bean Grand River Trail near Old Zeller Dr in Kitchener. I noticed a really interesting ice formation that made me think of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal recently added to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. I was also very happy to see a duck I had not seen during this project fishing next to it. The northern pintail and the distinct tail it displays when diving were a welcome sight to behold. I stayed still and took several pictures before it floated off with the current looking for a new spot.