Tag Archives: Canada geese

Saturday 22 April 2017. Through the Marathon to See Blue-Winged Teal

It was 45 degrees F under cloudy skies with an east-northeast wind this morning at 7:45 as I walked Shadow out of the garage. My goal was to bring a pair of binoculars to the sunken pond, (the purported historical … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 March 2017. The Sunken Pond to the West

It was 31 degrees F under clear skies at 8:38 this morning as I rolled Rhododendron, its rear tire restored (i.e., in inner tube replaced), out of the garage to head a little way south and west, at last! Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Thursday 2 April 2015. In and Around Crystal Lake Park

It was a balmy 73 degrees F at about 2 pm, the sky mostly cloudy, with several big, dark clouds, and a noticeable wind blowing from the north and sometimes the west. First stop on the way to Crystal Lake … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 July 2014. White Prairie Clover

At 5:38 this morning it was 64 degrees F and cloudy, last night’s heavy rain still in evidence. Well, it doesn’t look like there will be a drought this summer; maybe there will be too much rain. Optimal conditions (which … Continue reading

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Friday 31 May 2013. Labyrinth and Busey Woods/Cemetary Hill in Late May

Didn’t make it out this morning until 5:45.  The temperature was about 70 degrees F, and it had just finished raining–the sky was still mostly cloudy.  So there was no dramatic sunrise. Did a fast loop of Crystal Lake Park … Continue reading

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Sunday 31 March 2013. Life Stirs!

It was 45 degrees F at 6:20 on this cloudy Easter Sunday morning, and even before I opened the front door, could hear the insistent, almost frantic, robin solo leading the dawn chorus. A lot has happened since last week’s … Continue reading

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Sunday 17 March 2013. Tracking at Weaver Park in Late Winter.

On this solidly cloudy, 32 degree F morning, decided to have a dedicated ride on Blue to Weaver Park. The form of the sun was completely obscured by clouds, and it didn’t get light out until nearly 7 AM on … Continue reading

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