Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Another Wintery Mix and then some Snow

We received a second wintery mix on January 23 - 24 which closed schools on the 24th. A week later on January 31st we just got snow without the add-ons! I got a report from Aaron that he is hearing Great-horned Owls hooting it up over on Mt. Morris. It prompted me to go into the Ballston Creek Preserve to see if any owls were occupying the heron nests. None were and I noted that there are nine nests and two partial nests. Last year at this time, there were fourteen Great-blue Heron nests and also an Osprey nest.  An active beaver lodge is still in place. Seven weeks until Spring!
Heron Nests at Ballston Creek Preserve


Male House Finch

What's Up?!

Branch Out

Work of the Pileated Woodpecker

Lake View