Thursday, December 29, 2011

After the rain….

Well I was right…yesterday, as it turned out, set a record for the warmest Dec. 28th on record.  Not only was it warm but the heavy rain and wind continued well into the night.  Today, so far, it has been dry and although warmer than it should be, it is edging back towards more normal temperatures.

Morning at the log bay

went out this morning in hopes of killing off the partial charge in the new spare battery…as you can see there was even a bit of blue sky…and water levels have come up even more.

Red-wing Blackbirds

It was obviously bath day at the log bay….Red-wing Blackbirds were everywhere!

taking the plunge

here some contemplating taking the plunge…


this one perched in a red-osier dogwood bush…sporting his fresh plumage – that golden edging on the feathers will wear off in time…

Eagles on the flats

there were quite a few Bald Eagles concentrated out on the flats…32 in this picture I think….

more eagles on the flats

While I was looking at them through the camera’s lens I was sure I could see a four legged animal walking among them….so I took quite a few shots…but try as I might, now they are down loaded, I can’t spot any animal..

another area

there is a Northwestern Crow out there among them in this shot…but nothing with four legs.


one final look, just for good measure (if you click on the picture it will enlarge, use your ‘back’ button to return to normal)

There were some swans way out there today, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, a smaller flock of Pine Siskin, a Northern Flicker, that Hairy Woodpecker and some Steller’s Jay were the other birds seen this morning, along with a few Mallard.


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