The March Wind Howls

Oof, what a morning. It wasn’t raining or particularly cold, but the unrelenting wind was whipping at a constant 27 mph, and I can still feel it on my skin after a nice lunch, shower, and nap. The birds were abundant, however, and I even spotted a few hares, but everyone was hunkered down and not very photogenic today, I’m afraid.

Nevertheless, a few found themselves in range of my camera, if only briefly, and this first one is a white wagtail, whom we haven’t seen since last fall.


The green-winged teals are still here, and quite shy, but this dapper fellow was willing to endure my presence for a moment rather than give up his cozy nook out of the wind.


Right by the teal, this handsome couple of gadwalls, were also keeping low and out of the wind.


Finally, I was able to get close enough for a picture to this dashing pair of barnacle geese, whom I’ve only shown you once before, and that was from a bike ride to the coast last summer. I’ve seen them here, just south of Delft a few times this spring, but always far off in the distance.


That’s the show for today, folks, but the forecast is for the winds to die down to a pleasant 4 mph by morning, so keep your fingers crossed.

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.

One thought on “The March Wind Howls

  1. In Milwaukee today, it’s a SNOW storm β˜ƒοΈ; 5-8″ possible, heavy & wet ❄! 😳 Happy πŸ™‚ Spring! πŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸ˜„

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