Sights so nice, I’ll show you twice…

From my breakfast table, it looks like a much nicer morning than forecast, but I’m going to hold off on visiting the park until after my 11am presentation so that I can give both my full attention.

The good news is that my visit yesterday morning was so fruitful, I’ve still got some more pictures left to show you.

Here’s one more of our new favorite masked bandit. I tried to get a shot of it ambling away after it climbed down from the tree, but it was amazingly good at not giving me a clean line of sight. Go figure, right?

Here’s another look at the common redpoll that has the Wisconsin birding world abuzz, and in which it shows off its distinctive red cap from a different angle. I guess they are part of the same irruption that brought us the crossbills last Sunday. Plus, there are still evening grosbeaks and pine siskins to find. Yay!

Here’s another close-up of the Cooper’s hawk by the pond.

Here’s another look at the goldeneye hen up on the ice. It looks like she’s got some pretty good-sized flippers, eh?

And here she is again back with her drake.

Well, I’d better get back to work putting my finishing touches on my presentation for this morning. Maybe I’ll see you there. If not, they say you should be able to find it on youtube later, unless it goes so badly that they have to burn the tape.

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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