Estabrook Park

Despite the cold, it was like “old home week” at the pond this morning with the pair of canada geese, the bachelor mallards, the wood ducks, and the pied-billed grebe. Plus the male red-breasted merganser was back along with one female mallard. A male belted kingfisher stopped by, but went away hungry.

Further into the park, towards the river, I spotted a pair of Eastern phoebe’s demonstrating their flycatching prowess to each other, a golden crowned kinglet, and a pair of american goldfinches feasting on the branch of a tamarack tree just starting to leaf out.

Finally, Chet was back in the lower unit again, but he had no visitors that I saw this morning.

As always, I try to curate the best pictures on flickr at

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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