Thursday, December 28, 2017

What cold?

The frigid Arctic cold seems like home for our Prospect Snow Geese quartet.

Looking quite comfortable in the deep cold air,I found the Snow Geese after work along the west ballfields fence near the Tennis House. Within the friendly mob of hundreds of Canada Geese, this wintry blast is no big deal.

A short time later,I stopped by Center Drive where it curves sharply. The big Sweetgums tree there is a winter avian delight and a lifeblood. And not surprisingly,on my best count I counted twenty-two Red-winged Blackbirds voraciously plucked the Sweetgum seed balls. It's a matter of survival to replace lost body heat that can go rapidly. Taken for granted in warmer days,in winter it's nice to see these birds.

Bundle up!