Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
As the great Snowy Owl irruption continues in the northeast, I was able to get a few more photos just before sunset yesterday. This is the same bird from different angles as it was getting dark.
The photo below was taken today and is a different owl from the one pictured above.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The temperature early this morning was a frigid -1° Fahrenheit, yet the Chickadees in the yard seemed oblivious to the cold.
"We learned to be patient observers like the Owl. We learned cleverness from the Crow, and courage from the Jay who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the Chickadee because of its indomitable spirit."
~ Tom Brown Jr. (American Naturalist and Author)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Tundra And Trumpeter Swans on Lake Erie
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be well.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings be free from suffering.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
We had an amazing sky at sunrise today with everything happening all at once!
Pearly Nacreous Clouds (upper right), a rare but ominous sight since they indicate problems in the ozone layer.
Part of a sundog visible through the trees.
The setting moon.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." ~ Lewis Carroll
This little American Goldfinch must be hoping for a break in the weather.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The clouds and north winds (known on the Great Lakes as the Witches of November) surround us in monochrome.
A female Long-tailed (Oldsquaw) Duck rides the surf.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This is what malnutrition looks like in watefowl. This feral domestic duck is in the Dunkirk Harbor suffering from a condition called "angel wings." It is caused by people feeding it BREAD! This can cause a nutritional deficiency that makes their wings grow the wrong way and renders the bird flightless. Please people, don't feed bread, cereal, crackers, cookies or other human junk food to the birds!