Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017: Trumpeter Swans

Thirteen of 22 Trumpeter Swans that passed through the Park.  They had momentarily settled on Pool C, but took to the air again. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/20/17)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb 26, 2017: Spring Thaw

The rain on the 20th caused much water to flow through the wetland systems.  This photograph shows the flow over Weir N. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/20/17)

Feb 25, 2017: Receding Ice

The last of the ice clings to the rocky shore of the south lake. (Kevin Kane, 2/11/17)

Feb 24, 2017: Turn, Turn, Turn

Spring is beginning to return to the park, completing another trip around the sun. (Kevin Kane, 2/11/17)

Feb 23, 2017: Ice-water Interface

The ice-water interface on the south lake. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/14/17)

Feb 21, 2017: Sunrise

The colors of sunrise reflected onto the clouds.  (Looking east from the bridge.) (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/18/17)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 17, 2017: Takeoff

Geese taking off from south lake. (Kevin Kane, 2/17/17)

Feb 15, 2017: Landing

As 2 adult Trumpeter Swans come in for a landing, a Canada Goose has to "duck" to avoid being hit.  When I arrived in the afternoon, 71 swans were present. (Paul Domoto counted 84 in the morning hours, the same total I had on Sunday.)  Before I finished my ride most had left to feed in the fields.  By the end of the ride, 30 were present, with several having just recently returned. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/3/17)

Feb 13, 2017: Waiting on Spring

(Kevin Kane, 2/11/17)

Feb 11, 2017: Icy Reflections

Reflections of trees from a melting south lake. (Kevin Kane, 2/11/17)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb 9, 2017: White-tailed Deer

Keeping watch.  These White-tailed Deer were found in the woods near the Upland Trail's south trailhead. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/8/17)

Feb 7, 2017: Trumpeter Swans

An adult Trumpeter Swan stretches out its wings while lifting up.  A juvenile swims away.  Canada Geese are also present on the south lake's open water. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 2/3/17)