Rained Out!

The radar made it look like I wouldn’t have much time in the park this morning before the rain came, plus it was pretty dark, so I stayed home and hoped for a break in the weather later today. Well, it appears that a break is not in the cards and so I’ve missed my window. Darn. We’ll have to reach into the vault for something to tide us over.

Here’s a cute sequence of yellow-rumped warbler images from yesterday that didn’t make the cut. He’s deep in some brush and preening with his head on a swivel to also keep an eye on the sky.

Here’s one more turtle picture from yesterday, and this one is a red-eared slider.

Here’s another look at the blue-winged teal drake on the pond back on Saturday, April 16, 2022

After I showed you the picture of a beaver hauling dried grass upstream on Tuesday, I read that kits are born from April to July and that “parents routinely clean out the young’s ‘bedding’, pushing out the decaying plants and bringing in new material.” It sure would be great if that’s what this picture means. Here’s another image from Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Paul Smith had a nice article in yesterday’s Journal Sentinel about “tracking birds during migrations,” and one example he cites is the Swainson’s thrush we saw last fall that could be from Ontario or, just as likely, could have flown all the way from western British Columbia. Here’s an image from last fall, and let’s hope we see them again on their return trip.

The current forecast is for the rain to be gone by tomorrow morning, so cross your fingers!

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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