It appears that all the wildfire smoke from Alberta has drifted east of here because the skies over Estabrook Park were a beautiful blue this morning. The air was pretty nice, too, at least until the winds shifted to bring us a cold Lake Michigan breeze. Anyway, I got a bit closer to making anContinue reading “Still plenty of warblers around…”
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More distinctive songs
It was another gorgeous morning here in The Nutmeg State, so I couldn’t help but take one last look around. As has been the norm out here, I heard this bird long before I saw it. The pictures are nothing to write home about, to be sure, because it had found itself a nice highContinue reading “More distinctive songs”
More faces, big, small, and bald.
I’m still out east, and I returned to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail this morning, where I had hiked last Friday. My sister came with me again, and the weather was just about perfect, so I was glad to have a second set of eyes along. Plus, she’s the one who rescued a Carolina wrenContinue reading “More faces, big, small, and bald.”
Some water birds…
This’ll be a short report. My sister and I walked the Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail to Hannover Pond and back this morning, and there was plenty to see (8 deer and 45 bird species!), but the skies were very dark, so I don’t have a lot of pictures for you today. I was quite surprisedContinue reading “Some water birds…”
Familiar faces, and some new ones, too.
This morning was quite nice, about 10°C warmer than yesterday, with still air and blue sky again, at least for a while. I borrowed a bicycle and rode along the old Farmington Canal to see who I could see. My first customer was this northern mockingbird in almost the same spot as I saw oneContinue reading “Familiar faces, and some new ones, too.”
A little sampling of Connecticut.
I got out nice and early this morning for a bit to check out the Connecticut wildlife. As you can see, the sky was bright blue, and the air was nice and calm, but the temperature, at 34°F, really surprised me. There was frost on the grass, and I had to borrow a warm coat. Continue reading “A little sampling of Connecticut.”
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m traveling today and didn’t get a chance to visit Estabrook before I left. I’ve arrived in Connecticut safely and hope to look for some pretty pictures tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are some recent leftovers, mostly from yesterday, but not all. Here’s another chestnut-sided warbler singing his little heartContinue reading “Travel Day”
A day to enjoy it while it lasts…
It was another wonderful morning in Estabrook Park today. The sky had a little white in it, but it wasn’t cloudy, the winds were light, and the air was 10°F warmer than yesterday morning. The birds responded in kind and were singing while they foraged in droves throughout the park. As I was listening forContinue reading “A day to enjoy it while it lasts…”
The sun returns at last…
I was thrilled to see a clear sky when dawn approached this morning, so I hustled into Estabrook Park to see if the sun would bring out anyone new. There was more activity at the pond than there has been in a few days with a green heron, a couple of wood ducks, and aContinue reading “The sun returns at last…”
Happy Mother’s Day!
The thick cloud cover continues in Estabrook Park, so I didn’t see any pictures worth taking until I hiked back down to the river after visiting the pond. At the base of stairway 5, across from the southern island, there was a lone mallard hen standing on the riverbank. I tried to get off theContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”