February 4th. Snow-person at the Route 85 trailhead.
Twentysix degrees and a mostly cloudy start to the day.
Hawk perched on the north side of the marsh.
It's a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus). (Thanks Russ.)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla). Very few birds around.
Sky lightening in the southeast.
Common Reed (Phragmites australis).
Snowshoe tracks to the right and left of the main path.
By the time I came back, the hawk had moved to a dead tree much further away.
February 6th. Clear skies for now. (Snow tomorrow.)
A very loud hawk. Probably the same one seen two days ago - a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus).
February 10th. First venture back to the marsh after days of extreme cold and two snow storms. The trail was in great shape.
A special guest on the trail, Charles Darwin whose 212th birthday will be this Friday, February 12th.
Twig and snow "sculptures".
Long shadows, even at noon.
The stump I often photograph is completely buried now.