Minus 18 Degrees and a Red-bellied: Feb. 3, 2023

I’m never sure, when an extreme cold morning occurs, whether or not I will have a group.

See for yourself:

We went looking for the duck pond, where constant motion keeps the water from freezing over.

American Black Duck (male)
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck (male)

Other birds:

Downy Woodpecker (male)
House Sparrow (male)

I heard a gasp of pleasure from the group as a Red-bellied Woodpecker came quite close and stayed near for about 5 minutes.

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)

Park scenes:

Howard grave monument

Some botany:

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
Willow Crown Gall
American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)


The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Miles Hearn

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