… ’til February.
We were blessed with yet another beautiful day today.
In fact, this day was 3G … great, glorious … yup, a true gem, and one we’d like to tuck away and pull out in the dead of Winter.
Not only was this a day that I wanted to go that extra mile before heading home to tackle the basement one last time (yeah!), but it was a 3G day for spotting “wildlife” usually not seen along the perimeter path. Those three sightings were of birds and a critter whose names begin with the letter “G”.
As I passed the cement landing, a green heron was staring across the Creek and contemplating life I guess. He stood there for the longest time. I got a picture, then greedily, I decided I had to have a close-up shot, but as I moved toward him, he suddenly took flight. I’m not a “birder” per se, and I may not have readily identified that tall, skinny bird with the long beak, except you might recall last Summer I spotted an unusual bird at the marina, used his photo with my blog post that day, then I e-mailed the photo to the DNR to inquire what type of crane or heron it was. They identified it as a green heron.
Soon thereafter, a goldfinch was flitting between the branches of a small tree; you couldn’t miss his bright-colored plumage among the green leaves.
But, my biggest “find” (though certainly not a stellar shot), was a gopher. It is the first time I’ve seen one at the Park and he posed very nicely, even when I made a move to grab the camera from the pouch, and I got one shot., but before I could zoom in on him, it was “go gopher go” as he scurried away and popped into his burrow in a heartbeat.
I know where he lives and now I will stalk him. 🙂