Slim Pickin’s!

The thick cloud cover kept things pretty dark, and the strong wind had most critters laying low this morning. Some, however, were hardy enough or hungry enough to brave the weather anyway, and here they are.

A trio of deer, perhaps a doe and two of her youngsters almost all grown up, were grazing under the crabapple trees by the southern parking lot when I arrived, and this one was the least perturbed by me. Perhaps it is the same one as on Monday, and now knows the drill.

This grey squirrel looked to be in the middle of some grooming operation as I walked by but opted to wrap that up when I stopped and tried to take its picture.

I saw a robin, a cardinal, a chickadee, a kingfisher, and a few mallards, but there was no morning sun for anyone to warm themselves up in, so nobody was inadvertently posing for us.

The osprey, on the other hand, doesn’t need a warm sun to pose for us and looks magnificent even against a grey sky, so here you go. I sure am going to miss this one when it moves on.

The forecast for tomorrow includes at least some sun, so let’s hope it shines a ray or two on Estabrook Park for us.

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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