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Polar Vortex

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Frozen Lake Erie still in the grip of the polar vortex.

Red-breasted Merganser

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Vineyard Sunset

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American Robins

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Robins feasting on apples left high on a tree all winter long.

Bald Eagles

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Two Bald Eagles perched in the same tree today (possibly a mated pair).

Carolina Chickadee

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Very similar to the Black-capped Chickadee, the Carolina Chickadee has a smaller more defined black bib and a noticeably different voice.  I was in Virginia for a few days and took these photos on Thursday.

Long-tailed Duck

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More nice views of a Long-tailed Duck today.

Canvasback Duck

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Bitter Cold Sunset

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Another subzero night ahead of us.

Long-tailed Duck

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Drake Long-tailed Duck in the Dunkirk Harbor.

Winter Beach

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Pink Sun Pillar

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Our deep freeze continues.  The air temperature was at 5° F when this photo was taken.  

Sunrise at -4°F

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Eastern Coyote

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According to Native American lore, the Coyote possesses mystical power and an immortal spirit.   He  is considered to be a capable trickster and healer but can cause illness or problems for those who harm or kill him.  Just look at the depth in those gorgeous eyes!  I believe they knew what they were talking about.

Winter Woods

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European Starling

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Before you get all negative on the European Starling, read this:  European Starlings Get a Bad Rap!


Lengthening Days

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Sunrises are earlier and the sun sets later each day as Spring marches on toward us!

Handsome Mallard Drake

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Frozen Lake Erie

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February

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"February makes a bridge, and March breaks it."  ~  George Herbert (17th century metaphysical poet) 

Belt of Venus

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The "Belt of Venus" is created by pink backscattered light at sunrise or sunset.

Celebrate Imbolc!

We are at the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  The spark of Spring is beginning to stir!