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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Nature Notes: the end of November

I like the way I can spot more of the birds in the trees in late fall and winter.
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On Thanksgiving morning I watched this cardinal having his own feast.
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He was enjoying the bittersweet berries.
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These berries aren't edible for human consumption but birds love them.
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The day after Thanksgiving I spotted three cormorants at Shelley Lake.
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They like to perch on the old dock pilings.
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It was a cold afternoon and there weren't too many people at the lake.
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A friend was visiting and we had walked all over downtown in the morning and then around Shelley Lake in the afternoon so I worked off some of my Thanksgiving dinner from the day before.
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 I wish I had the little boy above's energy.
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It's starting to feel and look like winter.
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There are more and more gulls arriving.
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I enjoying seeing the gulls who arrive in the late fall.
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 The evergreen trees around the lake keep some green going even after the deciduous trees are bare.
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 The gulls were flying low along the lake.
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There were a few Canadian Geese hunting for food on the dam.
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It looks like I have a collection of bird bath ice which is the result of providing the birds with fresh water.
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We had a beautiful mackerel sky Saturday night.
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15 comments:

Ela said...

Absolutely wonderful photos ! Your birds are fantastic. My favourite is cardinal, he's so colored.
Greetings !

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

There are a lots of birds in your area! Yes, it's starting to look more and more like winter. Here in Omaha is really cold already.

Swati Singh said...

Truly, beautiful photos of the cute birds! the red bird looking very pretty..
such great photo gallery..

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that one of the joys of winter is being able to see the birds in the trees. ;)

Marie said...

I can almost feel the cold air...love the pictures of the birds making the most of things before it gets worse.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The ice from your bird water dishes always looks like ice sculptures. A perfect Thanksgiving feast for the cardinal and a feast for our eyes!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I love that you wrote the names of the birds and berry the Cardinal was eating. I'm always looking for new bird attractions. Dianne

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing your world! I always enjoy visiting your blog.
Wil, ABCW Team

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a great variety of autumn and wintry shots. Love the birds.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

lovely bird captures. I love cardinals.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, your Cardinals are so pretty. Mine are kind of shy and take off quickly. Love the last sky shot! Wonderful series of photos, have a happy week!

Karen said...

A great series Carver! I love Cardinals!

Rambling Woods said...

I do love the cardinals, but there are so few here.... Lovely post Carver.... Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

fine nature. Love those ducks. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great series of photos.