Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Beauty Awaits After the Pre-Winter Rains End

                                                             Male Downy Woodpecker

                                                                     Mallard Hen

                                                Great Blue Heron(Rear) and Mallard Hen

                                                            Pied-billed Grebe

0730-1024 hrs./45-54 degrees F/sunny/18 mph wind gusts

A pleasant day for all concerned, after a couple of days of rain.  The birds hungered for
pleasant weather as much as I did, and a good many were out enjoying the sun.  Large numbers
of the American Robin were out, and Red-winged Blackbirds have been roosting at the lake.  I
found 24 of them this morning, along with an American Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, several
Carolina Chickadees, the American Kestrel(still attempting to get a good photo), and the light morph
of the Red-tailed Hawk.  Six Great Blue Herons were seen between the lake proper and The Northern Reaches, and a band of five House Finches rounded out those in attendance at The Reaches.

I have high hopes for the weekend, which promises good weather!