It was just as beautiful in Estabrook this morning as forecast. Sure, it was only 7°F, but the sky was clear, the sun was out, and the winds were calm. Hurray! Plus, as much as I like to share, it is also nice to get some quality alone time with our feathered and furry friends.Continue reading “Mixed doubles…”
Monthly Archives: February 2022
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, soContinue reading “A couple from the vault…”
Riding the temperature rollercoaster…
Wow! What a difference 20°F makes. Even though the wind was still howling, it was almost 50°F, and the sun did peak through for a bit, which made for a pretty nice morning in Estabrook. I saw three goldeneye drakes and one hen along with about 4 dozen mallards on the widening open water farContinue reading “Riding the temperature rollercoaster…”
Oof! That wind was nasty this afternoon, and I wish I could have gone to Estabrook in the morning instead. Oh well. Most of the critters were trying to avoid the wind, too, and almost nobody wanted to sit still for pictures, but I did manage to get a couple anyway. This cardinal by theContinue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day!
It was a perfectly nice mid-February morning in Estabrook Park with temps in the teens, but light winds, and even a bit of sunshine before the clouds rolled in and the snow flurries started. I was happy to find a goldeneye hen still gracing us with her presence on the river near the south end.Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
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 picturesContinue reading “Sights so nice, I’ll show you twice…”
Some surprising guest appearances!
Hot diggity dog! Have we got a great show for you this morning, boys and girls! At 10°F, it was pretty darn cold for the middle of February, but the sky was perfectly clear, and the winds out of the north never seemed as bad as forecast, especially down in the river valley, so itContinue reading “Some surprising guest appearances!”
Birds, big and small.
You’ll be happy to know that I did make it to the park yesterday around noon and again this morning, so I finally have some new pictures to show you. Yesterday afternoon got off to an exciting start when I notice a gull squawking about something up ahead and found this scene when I wasContinue reading “Birds, big and small.”
Blasts from the Pasts.
If you are just joining us, the recent deal is that I have to go to school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and the sun doesn’t come up early enough yet for me to visit the park before school. Two days ago, I tried to get by with a late afternoon visit, but the resultsContinue reading “Blasts from the Pasts.”
Seems like spring is on its way…
This morning arrived, just as advertised, and I set out to see how much difference 14 hours makes. The cloud cover was pretty thick, so when I arrived at the river it was still pretty dark, and it occurred to me, now that temps are above freezing, that I might get to see beaver upContinue reading “Seems like spring is on its way…”