Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I have not seen a kingfisher in quite a while .. and then all of the sudden, I have seen three in three days. One in Stonington, one in NL and one in Noank. I love kingfishers so I am thrilled to be seeing so many! This female was buzzing around back and forth over the little pond at the water treatment plant. They make the funniest sound.
I love that these three, Canada geese, American coot and Red-breasted Merganser .. all popped up in my view at the same time. I was standing at the rail at Fort Trumbull and they were not bothered by me at all.
Between snowstorms, I took a long cold walk around Fort Trumbull (while the kids were making a snow blob and sledding.) I had a wonderful and peaceful walk. It was so cold that hardly anyone was out. I spotted this Greater Scaup sheltering on the rocks right beneath the pier. So beautiful! I hope he was OK. He is a new bird for me .. and about my 45th so far this year. I have seen scaups before but never close enough to tell if it was a greater or lesser. I took quite a few shots of this guy.