The forecast suggested there might be some sun, seasonably cold temps, and no wind this morning. Well, the sun never made it, but as the dearly departed Meat Loaf used to say, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad“. The nice still air made for great listening, and the birds are really starting to get intoContinue reading “January winds down…”
Monthly Archives: January 2022
Quite a morning!
I took my sweet time getting to the park this morning, but the critters didn’t seem to mind and were still quite plentiful when I finally rolled in, and as soon as I got to the river at the south end, I caught a glimpse of this young-looking Cooper’s hawk as it appeared to makeContinue reading “Quite a morning!”
Sure, it was cold and grey this morning, but the air was so still I thought I might get a lot of pictures anyway. The critters had different plans, however, and I saw very few of them today. One fun picture I did finally manage to capture is this one of the two merganser hensContinue reading “Sleep-in Saturday”
Double the Fun!
When I headed out to the park this morning, it was 10°F and the forecast was for mostly- to partly-cloudy, so I didn’t really have great expectations, but Holy Mackerel, what an amazing visit it turned out the be. The far south end is pretty frozen up these days, so not a lot to seeContinue reading “Double the Fun!”
Sometimes nature comes to you…
I had every intention of going to Estabrook today, but sometimes life just gets in the way, and I don’t mean to rest on my laurels, I swear! Luckily, for us, however, nature came to find me instead. I had just started on my trek to the grocery store this afternoon, when I noticed aContinue reading “Sometimes nature comes to you…”
Just another day at the office…
Sure, it was -5°F out this morning, -20°C for our European audience, but the sun was up, the sky was blue, the snow was white, and the forecast wind hadn’t come up yet, so it was quite a nice time to visit Estabrook. Plus, this just happens to be post number 500, so there’s that.Continue reading “Just another day at the office…”
Hiding in plane sight.
It was a picture-perfect morning in Estabrook, but I had to go to school today, and thank goodness I did. Look who I saw along the way in Cambridge Woods. That little cutie, ladies and gentlemen, is an eastern screech-owl (Megascops asio), and here’s a close-up. As I rode by bike to campus this morning,Continue reading “Hiding in plane sight.”
Yay! More Snow!
It was still snowing when we had breakfast, so I waited a bit for it to peter out before venturing into Estabrook, and it was worth the wait. I didn’t see anyone at the south end, at first, and I was already composing the story in my head, when I found that my alarm wasContinue reading “Yay! More Snow!”
Fresh snow at last.
The snow did arrive overnight, and the clouds cleared out by the time the sun came up, so Estabrook looked like a winter wonderland. The first sight to great me was a couple pairs of goldeneyes and a common merganser hen all diving together. Here is one of the goldeneye couples, … And here’s theContinue reading “Fresh snow at last.”
A handsome stranger pays us a visit…
The snow did come, and if the wind didn’t blow it into little drifts, there was technically enough to track a cat, which was the threshold for a “snow fall” that my grandfather always used to cite. I saw a goldeneye drake in one of the remaining slivers of open water at the south end,Continue reading “A handsome stranger pays us a visit…”