A couple from the vault…

I am sorry to report that I won’t be able to make it to the park today, so let me leave you with just two scenes from last winter that we haven’t yet seen this winter.

The first is a gray catbird from January 9, 2021, who was well outside its ocean-side winter range, so that was probably a one-time deal.

Second is this handsome pair of red-breasted mergansers from February 17, 2021. We haven’t seen a single one this winter, but we’re in their migration range, so perhaps they’ll grace us with their beauty in the upcoming weeks. We can hope, right?

That’ll have to tide you over until I can visit again tomorrow morning, when the forecast calls for clear skies and calm winds. Woo Hoo!

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.

One thought on “A couple from the vault…

  1. Dear Andrew, not to worry, you do so much for me and many others in lifting our spirts with your beautiful photos and fun commentary. If you can’t get to it every day, so be it.

    Right now I’m vacationing on Sanibel Island, FL, where there are many different types of birds than we see in your reports. However, I find it most interesting that the red cardinal is just as prevalent here as in Wisconsin, and what a different climate!

    Some of my favorite birds here are the various types of sandpipers, which race about the wave shore interaction of the gulf of Mexico, and the brown pelicans which fish in the waters here and rest in the trees nearby. I think, but don’t know, that the pelicans summer in Wisconsin.

    Please do not feel you need to apologize for taking care of your life outside of Estabrook Park and its creatures. We can wait.

    Your fan, Jean Gurney

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