Cold Sunshine

A cold walk. Cold sunshine, wind out of the north, a raw early February feel hardly fit for a spring day, the temperature only a few degrees above freezing.

The small pond in the woods, now nearly clear of ice, has a few migrant ducks sailing the open water—the flashy white of male Buffleheads, the artsy decoy-like shape on Northern Shovelers. It's my first sighting of both of these species this year. They are joined by Canada Geese and Mallards and a single Ring-necked Duck.

In the adjacent woods, a male Cardinal hunches against the cold on a low branch and belts out its song as though it could raise the temperature a few degrees just by singing.

Publicado por scottking scottking, 22 de março de 2017, 03:59 AM

Observações

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What

Língua-de-Ovelha (Plantago lanceolata)

Observador

scottking

Data

Março 21, 2017 02:10 PM CDT

Descrição

English Plantain
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

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What

Cardeal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observador

scottking

Data

Março 21, 2017 02:14 PM CDT

Descrição

Northern Cardinal
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

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What

Pato-Colhereiro (Spatula clypeata)

Observador

scottking

Data

Março 21, 2017 02:20 PM CDT

Descrição

Northern Shoveler
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

Etiquetas

Fotos / Sons

What

Ganso-Do-Canadá (Branta canadensis)

Observador

scottking

Data

Março 21, 2017 02:20 PM CDT

Descrição

Canada Goose
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

Fotos / Sons

What

Olho-Dourado-de-Touca (Bucephala albeola)

Observador

scottking

Data

Março 21, 2017 02:41 PM CDT

Descrição

Bufflehead
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

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