It was cool, grey, and windy in Estabrook Park this morning, and there was plenty of activity to see, but not much of it was photogenic. Happily, some little birds took short breaks from their busy schedules to provide us with a couple of images anyway. Here are a couple of black-capped chickadees by theContinue reading “A day for little birds…”
Monthly Archives: April 2022
Still cold, but a bit of sun, and no snow!
There is now enough of a time window for me to sneak into Estabrook for a quick visit before school, we even had a little bit of sun this morning, and that sure lit up the pond water nicely around this dapper, red-breasted merganser drake. Poor guy. All that beautiful plumage and no one toContinue reading “Still cold, but a bit of sun, and no snow!”
All kinds of surprises!
Yesterday, while I was enjoying my mother-in-law’s deviled eggs (thanks again, Joanne!) I got a hot tip from Estabrook about an extraordinary sighting, and when Anne and I got home, I waited till dusk before venturing back into the park. I could not believe my luck when I found the target of my quest seeminglyContinue reading “All kinds of surprises!”
I had a breakfast to get to this morning, but I managed to sneak into Estabrook for a couple of hours first anyway, and the pink moon was still up in the west as I stepped across the Oak Leaf Trail. Thankfully, the critters were not taking the holiday off, and I was soon greetedContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”
Ahhhhh. The wind takes a breather.
It was cold, just below freezing, but the sun was out, and the winds were almost back to normal, so it was a picture-perfect morning in Estabrook Park. I found another robin by the dog park still working on her nest. I saw blue-winged teals on the river and on the pond, but the lightingContinue reading “Ahhhhh. The wind takes a breather.”
The wind still blows…
It wasn’t howling quite as bad as yesterday, and the sun was shining brightly, but the wind-chill was below freezing, so I didn’t see any warblers this morning. I did see plenty of other birds, however, and some even smiled for the camera. As I came north along the river, I spotted a European starlingContinue reading “The wind still blows…”
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 ofContinue reading “The wind blows today…”
Several more firsts…
Alright. Let’s see if I can remember to include a title and press “publish” on the first try today. In any case, it was wonderfully dark, warm, and humid this morning with not much wind, so the bugs were thick and the little birds; the phoebes, kinglets, and warblers; were after them like crazy. Here’sContinue reading “Several more firsts…”
Something new and something old…
Although this morning was gorgeous, I couldn’t get to Estabrook until almost lunchtime today. Happily, there were still all kinds of sights to see, and I’d like to lead you off with the newest arrival at the pond, Mrs. Red-winged Blackbird, here to see what the boys have been up to while she was away.Continue reading “Something new and something old…”
The warblers are here!
I hit “publish” on this yesterday, but found it in my “drafts” folder today, so I don’t know what happened. Sorry that you didn’t get to see it until now. Sure, folks have reported seeing them for at least a week, and the waterthrush I showed you yesterday, which the experts have since confirmed isContinue reading “The warblers are here!”