A nice snowy day…

Wow! I wasn’t sure I’d even make it to the park today. Luckily, the snow finally petered out around 2pm, and the winds even let up, so I finally ventured in. No sense trying to take a picture of blowing snow, eh?

The big raft of mallards was in their usual spot on the upper river, and they were joined by the pair of buffleheads, a couple of female common mergansers, and these two goldeneyes. After all this time, I sure was surprised to learn that they have necks! Who knew, right?

After that revelation, I headed over to the pond, were I caught a nice image of a potential mate for yesterday’s female northern cardinal….

finally a decent chickadee picture….

And this little cutie, that I’m gonna say is a swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) based on the generally brown complexion and the dark and intricate face coloration. Your mileage may vary.

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.

3 thoughts on “A nice snowy day…

  1. Whenever I see a good chickadee pic, my mind goes: Chickabeep-beep-beep-beep.
    These are all so sweet. Also love the Mallard butt casually in the shot. Caravaggio would give you a wink for that.


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