Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Curious Nuthatch

Curious as in "exciting attention as strange, novel, or unexpected".  
This little fellow was sitting in this position one recent early morning for over 20 minutes.  I knew he wasn't dead, because I could see him blinking.  I became concerned that he was frozen to the mesh (it was around 20 degrees), so I went outside to investigate.  He just sat there blinking as I slowly approached.  He finally flew when I was about two feet away.  
He is a White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis). 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Finally Frozen

Yesterday the river froze for the first time this season.  We've had just enough snow the past several days.  It looks wintry, but there's no hindrance to walking or driving.  More birds are at the feeders.  The walk around the block with Hudson before bedtime is bright with reflected light.  We can feel we haven't cheated winter, even if we get no more!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Great Minds Think Alike

     This is the view that greeted me as I entered the dining room with my hot toast and tea.  

Later this morning, I received this photo from Dan in an email.  He took the shot as he arrived at work.