With rain predicted for later in the day, I headed to Crothers Woods in light morning fog to get some photos of its many forest trails and to collect a few twigs to take home for macro photography practice.
The only bird that I had was a Cooper’s Hawk giving its repeated rapid “kih kih kih.”
At home I set up a sort of work place and took these close-ups of twigs from the woods.
I had a very nice walk today down at Humber Bay. Saw hundreds of gulls crowded on huge sheets of ice chattering away to themselves. A few weeks ago, I was there and in addition to some chickadees which fed from my hand, a female cardinal also landed to feed. Her very red partner looked down but was certainly not brave enough! Today, I made sure someone took a photo.
The little birds twitter and cheep
To their loves on the leafless larch. – John Addington Symonds, Jr. (1840–1893)
Great photo, Susanne! I sure didn’t know that a Cardinal might come to someone’s hand, but why not?
I love and miss Crothers Woods immensely, but I sure know how treacherous trails can be in early spring mud and ice. Once lost an ice cleat there, and found it again on another hike, stuck in the mud! Beautiful, though, and I remember seeing a Cooper’s Hawk there, too. Same one? Great photos of twigs! Loved the lichen close-up. Thanks, Miles!