A winter’s day…

It was a nice January morning, with freezing temps and a dusting of snow, but hungry birds gotta eat, so here’s a goldfinch filling up on great burdock seeds beside the southern soccer fields.

Down on the river, just about all the usual suspects were about, including all three of the white water fowl we’ve been seeing: common merganser, goldeneye, and bufflehead.

The stylish red-breasted mergansers were there, too.

As was at least one female common merganser.

And one female bufflehead.

Finally, lest you despair that spring will never come…

PS: Sorry, Lou, still no black ducks, and sorry, Carolyn, still no ermines.

PPS: No guesses yet on identity of yesterday’s raptor, eh? Well, we’ve got all winter. Maybe it’ll be back so I can get a better shot.

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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