It was cloudy but much warmer than yesterday, and my morning in Estabrook got off to an interesting start when I spotted this herring gull with a fish in the river near the south end. We haven’t gotten to see much of that. Things were quiet again until I approached the abandoned bridge abutment belowContinue reading “Plenty of black, white, and blue”
Monthly Archives: November 2021
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 andContinue reading “A slow day at the portrait studio”
Three birds and a buck
I didn’t make it to the park today, I am sorry to say, even though the morning looked as beautiful as forecast, at least before the winds came up, the clouds blew in, and the flurries started. Anyway, I do have a couple of pictures in my back pocket that might be able to tideContinue reading “Three birds and a buck”
What a bunch of sleepy-heads!
Wow, it was dark and warm this morning, and the sky barely started to lighten when the sun supposedly rose. Dawn could not be denied, however, the sky eventually did lighten, and I ventured into Estabrook to see if anyone was up yet. It turns out, they weren’t. Ha! Despite our amazing luck lately withContinue reading “What a bunch of sleepy-heads!”
Insert “part 2” pun here.
As promised, here’s the rest of the story. After that special encounter yesterday with the two does and two bucks on the river at the south end, I continued north along the river path looking for the osprey. Well, I never did see the osprey, but as I approached where the river gets wide andContinue reading “Insert “part 2” pun here.”
Dance of the River Deer
It all started with just one doe, whom I accidentally spooked as I made my way north along the river trail from the southern end. At first, she bolted inland, but when I didn’t pursue, she came back, crossed the trail, and continued down to the river. I continued a bit north along the trailContinue reading “Dance of the River Deer”
No snow, yet…
It was a soggy morning in Estabrook, but the winds were light, the snow didn’t materialize, and there was a lot more activity than I expected. I went straight to the river again, and didn’t see the osprey this morning, but there was a blue heron just off the near shore where the river getsContinue reading “No snow, yet…”
It was cool and blustery again this morning, but the sun came out for a bit, and that helped a lot. Plus, I went straight down to the river to get out of some of that wind, and it turns out that I wasn’t the only one. Our resident osprey had already caught its breakfastContinue reading “Big Birds!”
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 underContinue reading “Slim Pickin’s!”
Second, and maybe third, looks.
Here’s one more look at that magnificent buck from yesterday. I guess if you’re stickler for symmetry, this guy would lose some points for that 5th little tine on his right rack, but luckily for him, we’re not sticklers, and neither is that doe he was with, we can hope. We’re all just thrilled toContinue reading “Second, and maybe third, looks.”