Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bona Dea Update

Bona Dea was mostly cloudy today. Cold and a little wind early. A single Double-crested Cormorant was at the snag in Lake Dardanelle again. I got a pic of it sitting on the snag then flying off and then landing in the lake. At the swinging bridge there were ducks and geese flying overhead to Black Water Swamp. I heard Chickedees and Northern Cardinals chirping not too far off. White-throated sparrows were flying around some. I saw the Gray Squirrel again but did not get a shot of it as it ran off to parts unknown. Close to Prarie Creek on top of a dead tree was a Northern Flicker. See pic. The spillway was running pretty fast again as you can see by the pic. On up the creek from the spillway was the Turkey Vulcher roosting spot I have talked a lot about. You can see in the pics of them sitting in the trees and others flying about ready to land and take off. I got a pretty good shot of the moon over Bona Dea. Also a very pretty sunset with reflection off the water. In case some of you have never seen a Gray Squirrel's nest in a tree. Here's one made of leaves and small limbs. The Gulls were all over the place again and at a close by resturant, they were landing close to the garbage cans looking for food.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, John! Especially the moon and sunset shots.