Most of the water around here has been frozen for a while, although things are beginning to open up a bit. The river is still largely ice-covered so we went down the other afternoon to take some pics of the converging water fowl in the open bit in town.
|Do click and enlarge to see the many species of birds|
There are many species of birds hanging around there. Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, a single Lesser Scaup, Common Mergansers, many sorts of blackbirds and American Crows, Bald Eagles, and lots more.
|It was dark and snowing, but the birds didn't care|
We didn't see all of these, but there were a lot of them to see. It is as if there are two rivers this time of year...the river of water, mostly still iron clad in ice...and the river of birds, moving ever more north.
|The one that got me|
One of the geese left me a nice reminder not to stand under water fowl when they are flying by....had to race home to the washing machine. I guess you are truly a birder when you can get crapped on by a large goose and not really care all that much.
For more Sunday Stills.....
|A river of ice, where the water seeps out of our slate banks|