A short one…

I couldn’t make it to Estabrook this morning, while the skies were grey but dry, and had to go around lunch time when the clouds started leaking. Most of the critters were busy today, and had no time for pictures, but there were a couple notable exceptions.

Our two new favorite black-crowned night-herons were still gracing us with their magnificent presence, and I found them just a bit south of where they perched yesterday.

After I did my best to get pictures of both of them, one hopped down to the water’s edge to look for lunch.

The other bird I was able to capture today was this youngish looking bald eagle, maybe four years old with some like specks in its dark plumage and some dark specks on its white tail, soaring in lazy circles over the village of Shorewood, just east of the park. I don’t recall seeing this individual before.

And that’s the show for today, folks. The great horned owl was in its recent favorite spot again, but hidden even better than usual.

I see we’re due for snow showers tomorrow morning, so maybe that’ll make for some pretty pictures. We’ll see soon enough, right?

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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