The average temperature on this day is 7 degrees. We walked this morning in cloudy, -10 degree conditions. The reward, however, was a long sighting of an adult Peregrine Falcon. Back on November 4 at Col. Sam Smith Park, we had a juvenile Peregrine.
I walked all about below the perched bird and took about 100 photos. Here are some of them:
It was so cold, that we had only 1 non-water-related bird species; some Dark-eyed Juncos.
Species list: trumpeter swan, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, white-winged scoter, long-tailed duck, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, peregrine falcon, herring gull, ring-billed gull, dark-eyed junco. (15 species)
I don’t know why some people feel the urge to open their car windows after a fast food meal and toss the refuse out. It is, however apppreciated by gulls.
The geese honked overhead.
I ran to catch the skein
To watch them as they fled
In a long wavering line. – May Sarton (1912–95)