Another gray day…

It wasn’t snowing this morning, and the winds were pretty light. Some sun would have been nice, but two out of three ain’t bad, or so the song goes, right?

Anyway, I was glad to finally capture an image of one of the rabbits I’ve been seeing lately.

There were plenty of brown creepers still foraging up tree trunks, and in my never-ending quest to bring you the perfect brown creeper picture, here’s one from this morning.

Winter wrens are also still around, but none wanted to be in today’s post, so here’s one more of the little poser from last week.

Wood ducks are becoming pretty common, I saw five on the pond along with three photographers, but I’m still trying for a better high perch, so here’s today’s.

As I surveyed the open waters around the northern island, to see who might still be visiting, I was thrilled to find a pair of buffleheads cruising with a pair of red-breasted mergansers.

Here’s a closer look at the merganser drake.

Finally, I stopped behind the Shorewood Police Station, along the Oak Leaf Trail at the far south end, to check on the European starlings, and I finally discovered why they’ve been hanging out there lately.

I don’t know what these holes in the siding were originally for, perhaps climate control pipes running to the roof, but they make perfect starling nesting cavities now.

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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