Not the Tuesday we expected..

You know the old saying, “life is what happens while you were busy making other plans,” right? Well, my plan to enjoy a nice walk in the park this morning is taking a back seat to far more important things, unfortunately, but I had such a bounty of pictures yesterday that I’ve still got some to show you today.

Our favorite kingfisher was out bright and early and I spotted her farther south on the river than I believe I ever have. From her perch on the west bank, she probably could see the Capitol Drive bridge.

Here’s another look at that female cardinal on the sumac below the beer garden after she hopped right up onto her breakfast buffet.

I did see one handsome character at the falls as I approached, this herring gull, perhaps taking a break from fishing.

When I first spotted the bufflehead, I had no idea, of course, that I’d have better opportunities, so I did try to take a few pictures. When I was done crouching down and got up to continue north, look who was swimming up river behind me. Sure enough, a little muskrat who was as surprised by our meeting as I was.

As you already know, I did get better opportunities to photograph the bufflehead, and here it is again with the mallards….

…and the geese.

Lastly, here’s another ice formation, this time foam that had accumulated and then froze into these fascinating shapes.

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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