The blue sky is gone, but the cool temps remain, so not the worst day to visit the park. I was greeted at the pond by this languid cedar waxwing lolling at the top of one of the crab apple trees along the west shore. They have been much more shy than this all summer,Continue reading “Grey skies return”
Monthly Archives: August 2021
The nice weather brings some activity with it.
We got a little bit of a reprieve from the heat and humidity overnight, and the sun came up on a cloudless sky, so it was a great morning in Estabrook. I saw a blue heron on the pond, and maybe it’s the same one Bonnie and I saw yesterday afternoon, but it doesn’t lookContinue reading “The nice weather brings some activity with it.”
Some regulars, a fun little return, and something new for a change.
The heat and humidity persist, and even the mosquitoes seem to be getting tired of it. “No, no, seriously, we couldn’t drink another drop!” But maybe that was more due to my imagination or the slight breeze this morning. Anyway, a blue heron was on the pond when I arrived, and Lisa said there wereContinue reading “Some regulars, a fun little return, and something new for a change.”
They’re back, Baby!
The heat and humidity continue, and some poor running club had one of their long runs in the park this morning, so I was surprised to find a critter about at all, but find some I did. The pond was pretty quiet again, with just five wood ducks, three mallards, and one green heron, andContinue reading “They’re back, Baby!”
Review Day. Yay!
Ugh. Cloudy, hazy, 75°, 92% humidity, and I’m running low on bug spray. Plus, I’ve heard through the grapevine that some readers haven’t quite got the knack yet of telling all the herons apart. So, we’re going to take a break from new content today and just review a bit ’cause I’m in charge, andContinue reading “Review Day. Yay!”
A quick visit before the fog rolled in.
The day started off pretty nice in Estabrook, with plenty of humidity, but not much heat yet, and even a bit of sun. The pond was pretty quiet when I arrived, but there were still a couple of ducks on the water, and I soon found both the night-heron and a green heron in theContinue reading “A quick visit before the fog rolled in.”
A slow hump day in August.
It seemed as though everyone was taking this morning off, or maybe the humidity is starting to get to them, because there was hardly anyone about, except for the robins, which were everywhere. I did eventually find seven wood ducks, a couple of mallards, one green heron, and our one night heron on the pond,Continue reading “A slow hump day in August.”
Another surprise visitor to the pond
It’ll be a short post today, if only to make up for all the verbiage I threw at you yesterday. The cormorant was not on the pond this morning, during either of my visits. Oh well. The yellow-crowned night-heron was there and looking a little sleepy in the shade. A green heron was there andContinue reading “Another surprise visitor to the pond”
The Cormorant Returns!
You’re gonna get two posts today because I didn’t publish yesterday’s until this morning, by accident, and I saw just too much stuff in the park today to hold onto it. So, here comes post number two. Things got off to a slow start this morning, and I didn’t see anything until I got toContinue reading “The Cormorant Returns!”
A fun and busy morning in the park
LOL! I wrote this up yesterday morning and thought I posted it, but it seems that somehow I forgot. Sorry about that. Better late than never, I hope. Wow, what a beautiful change in the weather, and it seems that the cool, crisp air brought everyone out to play. I could hear a chorus ofContinue reading “A fun and busy morning in the park”