Saturday, January 7, 2012

Not What I Was Looking For

Though I am sick, I ran over to Great Meadows for a quick photography visit. I hoped to confirm that the Screech Owl remained and to catch him early enough that his eyes would be fully open. Failing that, I was hoping that the Bald Eagle would come visit the Coots clustered in the open water of the impoundments. Final score - Birds:2 Larry:nil

The day wasn't a total wash out. Here's what I did encounter during my cough filled walk.

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Downy Woodpecker doing serious construction

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Female Bufflehead among the Canada Geese on the river

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Did the refuge tile the spillway?

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Lotus pods frozen in the ice. Waiting for the thaw and flooding to take it to its new home

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Song Sparrow on Cattail


I made one last pass, by the "owl hole" but the owl still wasn't there. While hanging around hoping that maybe he would show, this Red-bellied Woodpecker started working on a dying tree in the background. The sun was making his red head shine.

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Redbellied Woodpecker

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