Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bitter Cold

Saturday, February 18, 2006
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It's bitterly cold here on Indigo Hill today. And it's surely going to get worse after the weakling sun sets in an hour.

This image shows our snow-dusted meadow this afternoon, at the warmest point of the day--22 degrees. You can understand why I'm hoping the American woodcock males wait a bit before arriving here from the warmer South. The ground is icy, though not completely frozen. It might not break a foraging woodcock's bill, but he might get a headache.

At dusk on spring evenings, we may have as many as five male woodcocks performing in our meadow,
with others in nearby clearings and pastures.
Photo by Phoebe Linnea Thompson.

1 comments:

On February 18, 2006 at 5:28 PM cat said...

Wanted to pop in and say I enjoy your blog. Today here in the Piedmont of NC was a seen from The Birds, thousands of Robins and an occasional Blue Jay, Cardinal and various others, and all speaking of their displeasure with our cold air. It was a truly awesome sight to see and hear.


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