Slow Monday…

It was a nice enough morning in the park, but pretty low key. Maybe the critters all heard about the Packer game yesterday afternoon, and even the mild weather wasn’t enough to perk them back up yet.

This doe, nevertheless, was still hungry and found a jackpot on the ground beneath a crabapple tree at the south end.

There seemed to be a new flock of geese or two on the river, and here’s a gaggle, along with a mallard or two, just above the falls.

Word must be spreading amongst the downy woodpeckers that I’m harmless because here’s a female giving me a glance before she commenced ignoring me just as the male did yesterday.

I did see one kingfisher at the pond and again at the river, but they were as elusive as ever. I’m pretty sure I glimpsed the osprey in its usual spot again, but by the time I aimed my camera in its direction it was gone already. One blue heron cruised by over the middle of the river, but I never saw it settle down. Instead, all I have is this male cardinal making sure I stayed on shore as he feasted on some sumac seeds on the island in the pond.

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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