Along the Air Line... 2008-2009 - Winter, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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January 30th. Nine degrees and frost on every twig.

 

 

A Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) warming in the early morning sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31st. Early sun reflected off the marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis).

 

 

February 1st. A pair of Golden-crowned Kinglets (Regulus satrapa) were foraging in the marsh at sunrise.

 

 

 

 

 

A hawk perched in a tall pine faces the morning sun.

 

 

 

 

 

February 4th. Rodent tracks in fresh snow.

 

 

 

 

 

End of the road: "Going down."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 7th. Pre-dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boo! A frosty 4 above at 6:30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 8th. Sun and temps in the high 40s mean deep puddles on much of the marsh ice.

 

 

A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) circling upwards after being harassed by a crow.