It was another beautiful morning in Estabrook Park, perhaps the last one for a while, and the deer appeared to be especially frisky. There were just the four regulars today, and the youngsters were running and playing like puppies. They even provoked Mom at one point. The teenager seemed especially fascinated by the sensation ofContinue reading “Playtime before raintime…”
Monthly Archives: September 2020
Is eight enough?
What a stunning morning! Cool, clear, crisp, and just crawling with deer. Here are six at once on the western edge of the southern soccer field. I think you can clearly see the darker color, which I mentioned yesterday, of both does, the second and fourth from the left. It started slowly. First there wereContinue reading “Is eight enough?”
The day of the mammals…
I got to the park just around 6am where the air was cool and dry, the wind was strong enough already that I could hear it roaring through the towers, and the full moon was bright and clear in the western sky. With the wind like that, I didn’t expect to find much, but IContinue reading “The day of the mammals…”
All the usual suspects…
I got a nice late start this morning, the weather was beautiful, as usual, and all the usual suspects were out and about. A wood duck hen and a blue heron were on the pond. The heron even caught a fish, which it handily swallowed in one clean gulp. A monarch, which seem to beContinue reading “All the usual suspects…”
A two blue heron morning!
What a nice way to start September. I went to the park early in hopes of spotting a large mammal that three separate individuals have now reported seeing. It was quite cool with not a cloud in the sky. The nearly full moon (waxing gibbous, illumination 99%) was just setting in the west, Venus wasContinue reading “A two blue heron morning!”