Along the Air Line... 2016 - Fall, Part 6
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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November 26th.  Foggy start and 35 degrees.  No duck hunters today to break the mood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).

 

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata).  Lots of them at the marsh lately.

 

 

Feeding among the crushed acorns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28th.  Heavy frost on Cattail leaves near the Spur junction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A flock of White-throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) feeding in a patch of crushed acorns on the trail.

 

 

Very wary.  I couldn't get remotely close to them.

 

 

A male Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis).

 

 

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor).

 

 

 

 

 

December 4th.

 

 

December 5th.  Snow tapering off at 7:20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow over.  Sky briefly lighter before rain settled in.

 

 

December 9th.  A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).

 

 

Remarkably, it flew and perched closer to me.

 

 

 

 

 

December 11th.  Ten degrees.  A small vent - no more than 6" across - from the warmer marsh below allowing vapors to escape and form frost crystals.

 

 

 

 

 

December 15th.  Moon preparing to set in the west as the sun prepares to rise in the east.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 18th.  Warm and slushy after yersterday's snow and rain.

 

 

Fog blowing.

 

 

Fog still in the wooded sections.

 

 

A male spider atop the snow.  (Wrong camera; lousy light.)