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!