You know the drill…

I’ve gotta go give an exam this morning, but the sky isn’t the beautiful blue that we had yesterday, so I don’t mind so much. Plus, there were so many pretty sights yesterday, I’ve got some more to show you today.

Here’s another, slightly blurry, look at that red-tailed hawk that really shows off its red tail. It must have decided that the river wasn’t big enough for the two of us. Sorry, buddy! Maybe it had finally gotten warm enough in the sun, and I was just the impetus it needed to go get some breakfast. I was all the way across the river at a pretty wide part, after all.

Here’s a nice close-up of one of the two female hooded mergansers who probably didn’t mind that the hawk finally took off.

And here’s another look at the female bufflehead. This might be my best bufflehead picture yet. They are usually quite shy, but that could have always been the male’s reaction, and the female could be a bit bolder. That certainly seems to be the case with mallards and wood ducks and perhaps is a result of females usually wearing better camouflage. I’ll have to look into that.

Here’s another shot of the fishing herring gull. It was diving and getting back out of the water repeatedly, but I didn’t see it manage to catch anything. Keep trying, buddy!

While I have you, here’s one more look at the muskrat from Sunday.

Finally, here are two more shots of the foraging chickadees from yesterday.

Till next time.

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.

One thought on “You know the drill…

  1. WOW! WOW! I save your posts and am just sitting down to catch up with them! Loving every second. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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