Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tidings of Great Joy Upon the Lake


                                                          Great Blue Heron Backlit


                                                      Last Night's Sunset at the Lake


                                                         Nativity Scene Across from Lake


                                                      Northern Mockingbird Early Morn


                                                     American Robin calling Another


                                                             Buffleheads in Flight


                                                           Male Belted Kingfisher


                                                           Northern Mockingbird


                                 Double-crested Cormorant(left) and Immature Ring-billed Gull


                                                  Male Bufflehead(Left) and Female


                                                            Female Canvasbacks


                                                               Great Blue Heron


                                                       Great Blue Heron Stretches

33-39 degrees/clear skies/15 mph wind/0800-1000

There was a light skin of ice on the water, and to show you how light Ring-billed Gulls are, they were standing upon the ice.  The morning was quiet with a small amount of foot traffic.  Today will be 60ish, but that is soon to be short lived. Enjoy the warmer weather while possible, as old man winter all soon be upon us again.

A man stopped me this morning, thrilled that he saw a Bald Eagle on Saturday, grateful for the beauty of our national symbol.  I am grateful for everything that nature has to offer.  Please do your best to protect it.  If you see litter somewhere, please have it in your hearts to pick it up.  You might be saving a bird's life.  Thanks, caring friends!