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Northern Shrike

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Attitude is Everything!

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"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."  ~ Albert Einstein

Warm Harbor

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Warm water in the Dunkirk Harbor creates a refuge for gulls and waterfowl in the frigid weather.  The warm water is created by thermal pollution from a coal generated steam station.

Luna and Venus

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The nearly new Moon and Venus put on a lovely show in the sky before sunrise this morning.

Female Northern Cardinal

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Common Goldeneye

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Female above and male below.

Frosted Geese

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Canada Geese sleeping on ice covered Lake Erie.  The temperature was 5° F when I shot this photo.

Winter Sun

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Bufflehead Duck

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Ready...

Get set...
DIVE!




3° F

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Rough-legged Hawk

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White-winged Scoters

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January's Full Wolf Moon

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It's not completely full until tomorrow but if the weather forecast is correct, I don't think we'll see it then.  Below is a photo of the close pairing of Jupiter and the Moon after dark this evening.

Two Types of Swans

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Tundra Swans (above) and a Mute Swan (below)

Snowy Owl

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American Kestrel

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Snowy Owl in Flight

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I caught this shot just before it got dark this evening. 

Northern Mockingbirds

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Northern Mockingbirds in a frozen field.

Frozen Falls

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Calm before the Storm

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We had a brief period of sun late this afternoon.  A blizzard warning is in place for tomorrow.

Golden Sunrise

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Woke up to a beautiful sunrise on the ridge this morning.

Sun Pillar

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There was a bit of a light pillar at sunset this afternoon.

Winter's Point of View

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"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it.  Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."  ~  Zhuangzi

Rough-legged Hawk

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The Rough-legged Hawk is a another winter visitor from the Arctic Tundra.

Bald Eagles

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Bald Eagles catching gulls during heavy snow and eating them on the ice cover of Lake Erie this afternoon.