With the dark skies yesterday morning and then a trip to campus, I didn’t get to the park until late in the day, but it was a nice change of pace. I saw this little cutie crossing the trail up ahead and thought I’d missed my chance, but he or she waited patiently in theContinue reading “Two reports for the price of one.”
Monthly Archives: July 2021
A slow midsummer morning in Estabrook
Now that we’re solidly in the Dog Days of Summer, things are starting to slow down in the park, and it’s gonna be a short report today. The weather was pleasant enough, I got to the pond nice and early, a mallard is back to keep the black duck company, but I didn’t see theContinue reading “A slow midsummer morning in Estabrook”
Lots of comings and goings this morning.
If you have been wondering when and if the mosquitoes would follow the rain we’ve had lately, well, wonder no more because they sure as heck are here now. Zoinks! I had no idea how haphazard my insect repellent application had become during the drought until this morning when the little stinkers let me knowContinue reading “Lots of comings and goings this morning.”
Some old friends return
The nice cool temps and calm winds remain, but there wasn’t much sun this morning. A single young deer was calmly grazing on the soccer fields, and I couldn’t even get it to look my way when I called to it, so this is what we’re left with. At the pond, it was a blueContinue reading “Some old friends return”
The sun returns and so do a few characters.
The forecast was for clear skies, for a change, and so I hit the park nice and early even though it was a bit chilly. I could see a blue heron and both sets of ducklings on the pond, but there just wasn’t enough light yet for my equipment, so I let them enjoy theirContinue reading “The sun returns and so do a few characters.”
More cold, more birds!
Sheesh! It was even cooler and maybe darker this morning than yesterday, if you can believe it, but let’s get right to the main event. There is a new batch of ducklings on the pond, and it’s five mallards this time. They probably just hatched overnight or this morning, and would you look at thoseContinue reading “More cold, more birds!”
A change in the weather brings out the birds
The sudden cold snap brought the birds out like crazy this morning, and I believe I saw more blue herons in the park today than I have ever seen before. There was a youngish-looking one having some success on the pond. Another youngish-looking one seeming to take a break on the river below the falls.Continue reading “A change in the weather brings out the birds”
A slow start but a big finish…
This morning really got off to a slow start, and I’d be tempted to think that the heat had something to do with it, but who knows. I didn’t see anything on my way to the pond, and there I only saw the same regulars that we saw just yesterday, so I headed to theContinue reading “A slow start but a big finish…”
Birds of a feather…
It was a slow morning in Estabrook, after all the noise last evening, and the mammals seemed to be taking the day off. The greatest concentration of firework detritus was by the pond, so I was quite surprised to find all the usual avian denizens going about their morning routine as though nothing had happened.Continue reading “Birds of a feather…”
Lots of friends and family on the 4th.
On my walk to the pond this morning, I had one of those magical moments when a young deer who couldn’t figure out what to make of me. I’ve learned that the spell lasts longer if I sat down, so I did. Once it seemed that I was no threat, hunger called, and the spellContinue reading “Lots of friends and family on the 4th.”