Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Winter and wildlife



We got a major break last night. The sleet ended early.The second wave of precipitation fell in the form of lovely snow. We woke up to about 4 or 5 inches.
This welcome turn of events meant (a) the snow was lovely; (b) the driving was relatively easy; and (c) my phone was quiet most of the day.

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The Sun came out while I worked. The late afternoon featured clear roads, but still some nice snow on the ground. I drove to Breckinridge Park and watched the birds.

Eastern Phoebe:

Eastern Phoebe Breckinridge Park 3 5 2015

White-Breasted Nuthatch:

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Northern Cardinal:

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Downy Woodpecker:

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As I drove from the park, I passed a nearby park's baseball field. I saw this on the centerfield fence.

Eastern Bluebird:

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I made my way up to Collin County, where I live. I drove to Oak Point Park in Plano, arriving at 6:30 p.m.

Here is what I saw atop a tree:

Great Horned Owl:

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I wish I had gotten a better photo of the owl, but I was delighted to see it at all.
I watched it swoop to the ground twice, hunting. Its wing span turned out to be as huge as one might imagine a Great Horned Owl wingspan should be.

I was just talking on LJ with toluene about how rarely I see owls.
I was delighted to see this one.

The snow is nearly melted, but not all gone. The Moon is very full and bright. I ate Chinese at Tian An Mien Wok. My wife and her co-worker are at a play in Plano produced by their co-worker.My dog loves when I throw her stuffed carrot. I logged my birds into eBird.com. The Horned Owl is species 101.
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