Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Melody of Winter, Part One


                                                         Great Blue Heron Stretches


                                                          Northern Mockingbird Poses


                                                       Great Blue Heron Shows Off


                                                                Male Canvasback


                                                                  Cackling Goose


                                                                Carolina Chickadee


                                                   Two Females and One Male Canvasback

46-50 degrees F/0830-0930/partly cloudy/20 mph winds

As we begin the biguine for the season, life is calm yet full of life on the lake.  The Cackling Goose is a rare visitor here, and this one was a stunning example.  They are generally with groups of traveling Canada Geese, and this was was clearly posing, like George Washington on the Potomac.