A slow day at the portrait studio

Well, it was a beautiful morning in Estabrook, as forecast, but everyone must already be on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday because just about nobody was home.

I did manage to catch this red-bellied woodpecker, who I’ve heard but haven’t seen much of lately.

Near the same spot, where the river is wide and slow, this goldfinch appears to be trying to warm its toes. You can see one claw pulled up into its belly feathers.

And right behind the goldfinch, one of the many mourning doves who frequent that area maybe thought I was aiming at the goldfinch and so let me sneak this shot.

I hiked all the way up to the north end and back before I saw a shot worth taking again. This time of a junco keeping an eye on me over its shoulder.

Finally, there are still plenty of mallards scattered along the whole length of the river, and these two looked especially nice in the morning sun with the blue sky reflected off the water.

And those were all the pictures I thought worth taking. Meanwhile, I keeping seeing reports of buffleheads in Port Washington, and I wish they would hurry up and get here.

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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