The wind blows today…

Oof! It sure is howling out there now, but I got lucky and snuck into Estabrook early this morning before I had to go to school. Unfortunately, it was already pretty windy this morning, too, so I didn’t get many pictures even though the sky was a beautiful blue, and I did see plenty of birds.

My best picture today is this of yellow-bellied sapsucker hiding his yellow belly from us at the moment. Otherwise he looks a lot like a hairy woodpecker, with that big beak and black-and-white pattern on his back, but take a look at the hairy woodpecker picture from back on January 8, 2022 to see the difference.

My next best picture from this morning is of these two fuzz balls sleeping in the sun.

To makeup for the picture shortfall today and tide us over till tomorrow, here’s the solo red-breasted merganser drake from on the pond yesterday.

Here are a couple of pictures of a brown creeper from Monday, when the warblers took top billing. I was surprised to find it creeping across the lawn, instead of up the side of a tree or along the bottom side of a branch.

And here’s another picture of the wood ducks on the pond from Monday.

Finally, here’s another look at that dark-eyed junco from Sunday.

The winds are forecast to be back below 20 mph tomorrow morning, so let’s all hope that holds, and the critters all come back out to play.

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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