Woke to snow....so just had to head out with a camera....we are going with 'misty and moody' because crisp, clear photos aren't possible in a snowstorm...at least not with my equipment and frozen fingers!
initially, snow was pretty light....
there were so many Varied Thrush!
Bald Eagles in trees all along the trail
others down on the ground enjoying a meal
a pair of Hooded Merganser in the snow, that was getting heavier
this young Bald Eagle was perched on the Martin box post for quite a while
despite this gull that kept dive bombing it for some strange reason.
there were several pairs of Trumpeter Swans, barely visible in the snow
and then there was this guy who bite off a bit more than he could chew - or did he?
looks like he is getting it down the hatch
this guy was giving the heron a good look
there are still so many American Robins around, very strange.
and final find as we were heading home to dry off and thaw out...a Northern Flicker - we had seen several others, but this one is an intergrade between our normal red-shafted and the yellow-shafted. It has the colour on the wings of the red shafted, but the red marking on the nap of the yellow shafted, and even appears to have at least a partial black mustache marking which is again typical of the yellow shafted.
we will leave with this snowy scene....wonder what tomorrow will bring!