Monday, February 04, 2019

One of These Days

Schoharie Crossing State Historical Site

We WILL all feel better. Not yet though. Peggy is mostly over it and back to her usual frisky, funny self. Liz is still miserable and Becky and I are best not mentioned. Bah humbug.

However, this weird, spring-like weather is nice, isn't it? Kinda muddy and soggy around the edges, but after all that bitter cold and cast iron ice it is a treat.


Birding it is a treat even in the depth of winter

Been seeing some nice ducks on the river. I have been given to understand they come down here when the big northern lakes freeze, but I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em. Saturday we saw a single Long-tailed Duck diving among the mass of Mallards by the truck stop. Yesterday a sleepy Redhead floating among the Mallards and American Black Ducks was all the Super Bowl I needed. Nice birds for so early in the year.



However, I totally hate not being able to cook for my folks and help with their shopping and errands....don't dare take this bug to visit them though. Double bah humbug.

Not much else to report. When no one feels well only the bare minimum of stuff is done and not very well at that.



You could read this though and see what you think....I think it is madness! As the boss says, imagine housing a giraffe!

The Redhead with two Mallards



3 comments:

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

A REDHEAD! What a treat to see one of those! Glad you felt well enough to get out to see it, and hope you feel tip top again soon.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW a REDHEAD! What a cool bird!

threecollie said...

Jacqueline, suddenly the river is full of them! We saw at least 8 yesterday in a minimal amount of looking. Awesome birds! And thanks

Linda, love them!