Yes, yes, I know, it's been done. But it's so appropriate! We got about 8 inches of snow yesterday, and the park today was ~~gorgeous~~ for the first AMNH winter bird walk with Paul.
See? It was a gorgeous walk up to meet the group!
These happy cardinals agreed with me.
The ducks had a little open water, and these shovelers were showing off their ability to swim in tight circles.
This was the tallest of the wood ducks, with his lady friend.
Duck lust: a short story. Starring a duck of questionable (possibly mixed) ancestry and the pureblood mallard he seduced.
|American black duck, mallard|
This is a raven. Yes it is. It was actually really cool to see it flying, I could see a big difference between it and a crow.
At the feeders, this oriole ruled the roost.
|Baltimore oriole, goldfinch|
We headed over to try to find an owl, and we did! So gorgeous!
We couldn't have woken it up. It was overlooking a group of kids sledding, with all of the shrieking that goes along with it. :-)
A last pretty snowy scene.