Sunday, January 31, 2021

Jan 31, 2021: January 2021 AHHP Photo Collage

January 2021 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, and Tana Tesdall.

Jan 29, 2021: South Woods Sunset

The winter sun sets over the wooded southern edge of the park. (Kevin Kane, 1/13/13)

Jan 27, 2021: Sandhill Crane


Paul D. and I were quite surprised to see an adult Sandhill Crane fly over the south lake and then land among the Canada Geese and Trumpeter Swans.  This crane is my first January record for the Park.  After a bit more than 5 minutes, the crane took to the air again, circling the south lake many times, and eventually drifting off to the west.  As I continued my ride and after crossing the bridge, I heard the call of the crane.  The crane had returned and was circling the north wetland complex.  Due to the surrounding trees I soon lost track of the crane.  I'm assuming that this bird was a lost male.  Oh, sorry guys.  I mean, misplaced.  Looks like the Trumpeter Swan is telling the crane that he's at the wrong place. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 1/25/21)

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Jan 25, 2021: Redheads and a Canvasback

For the first time this year, 1 male Canvasback (far right) was joined by 4 Redheads (1 male + 3 females).  Although the males of both species have red heads, note the shape of the Canvasback's head and bill ("Bob Hope" slope) and the whiter body. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 1/21/21)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Jan 23, 2021: Winter Sunrise

Early morning sunrise as one looks to the SE across the south lake. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 1/23/21)