After so many winter-like days this month, it was a pleasure to have blue sky and up to 11 degrees today. Add to this, very little wind. By the afternoon I was walking around wearing a light sweater instead of my parka.
Evem the midges were out today:
Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, American wigeon, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, greater scaup, white-winged scoter, red-breasted merganser, common merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, house finch. (21 species)
A few arrived after I took the 10 a.m. group photo, so here are 2 photos:
1 p.m. group:
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)