What an absolutely gorgeous morning in Estabrook Park! The sun was finally out, and the sky was breathtakingly blue. Plus, it had been nice and cold yet again overnight so the snow and ice on the trail were nice and crunchy. I can’t believe my continued good luck. The mallards were at their usual spot,Continue reading “Mingling with the Mallards”
Monthly Archives: January 2021
A new trick…
It continues to dip below freezing at night, so the snow is sticking around nicely and the trail along the river continues to be nice and firm in the morning. I saw no new critters to report today, but the mallards were back in their regular place, just above the falls, and showing off aContinue reading “A new trick…”
Another new kid in town
Well, new to me here anyway. I had hiked to the north-end and back this morning before the snow got too soft, with nothing new to show for it, and just as I approached the soccer fields at the south end, I spotted a hand-full of little dark birds flitting about in the bushes. AsContinue reading “Another new kid in town”
The Mr. and Mrs.
Well, my sources are silent on the subject of their exact pairing habits, so let’s suppose that this is the case. Anyway, I brought my camera with me today and so was able to spot both the male and the female common merganser on the river, and you can better see their long slender billsContinue reading “The Mr. and Mrs.”
First new sightings of the year!
Nope, it’s not a painted bunting, and I’m not Switzerland’s ambassador to the United States. As if. It was, however, nice and cold last night, right here in Shorewood, so the snow and ice on the trail along the Milwaukee River was nice and firm this morning, and just as I approached the river atContinue reading “First new sightings of the year!”
Happy New Year!
Let’s hope it’s a good one, eh? We sure could use one of those right about now. Anyway, the park has a fresh blanket of snow and is looking gorgeous. If you are nearby, I hope you get a chance to visit while it lasts. The lower river trail is especially nice. About 50% ofContinue reading “Happy New Year!”