A quite Tuesday afternoon.

Sorry this is arriving so late, but I had to go to school this morning, then stuff came up, and I didn’t get to Estabrook until late this afternoon.

I guess the big news is that there were a slew of mallards, I counted at least 45, back on the river, but none of our other regulars were around. No buffleheads, no goldeneyes, and no mergansers. Oh well. Maybe it’s getting to be that time of year already.

On the other hand, I counted more downy woodpeckers that I think I’ve ever seen in a single visit, and some were quite bold. Here are two males that kept swapping trees between them right in front of me.

And that’s it for today. This afternoon was a lot quieter than I’m used to mornings being.

Luckily, I’ve got one more coyote picture left over from the recent treks across the ice. This one is from Saturday when it was in too much of a hurry to pose for a moment.

Conditions are forecast to be nearly the same tomorrow morning, so it will be fascinating to see what difference 14 hours makes. See you then.

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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