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!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
The differences between the Black-capped Chickadee of the north and the southern Carolina Chickadee are very subtle. The Carolina version has a smaller and more sharply defined black bib, a longer tail, and a faster, higher pitched song. Also, their ranges to not overlap in the the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina where I took these photos.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I remember this Great Lakes storm on November 10, 1975 and hearing the news about the Edmund Fitzgerald.
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
Monday, November 4, 2013
Migrants coming across Lake Erie were seen in massive numbers late this afternoon. Some of the birds I was able to identify included Common and Hooded Mergansers, Common Loons, Pied-billed, Red-necked and Horned Grebes, Bonaparte's Gulls, Buffleheads, Ring-necked and Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Canada Geese, American Coots and Double Crested Cormorants.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
This tropical hibiscus is one of my houseplants. After a flower opened yesterday, I placed it outdoors for the hummingbirds. As soon as...
"I am determined to be happy and cheerful in whatever situation. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness...