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Note: I had intended to publish this two days ago, on Saturday the 6th, but because I already had a diary going that morning I couldn’t publish this too. So, apologies for this being something many of you have already seen. But hey, let’s roll with it. What’s important is what’s happening with you.
FEBRUARY 5, 2021. QUINCY, CA.
Redhead, Snow Goose, Ruddy Duck. Three new species (for me) just photographed at the wastewater treatment facility ponds.
Here’s the title photo before applying the effect:
There are many other species of ducks to be seen at the ponds, including American Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Duck and probably some I can’t identify because I’m not experienced enough.
Buffleheads galore. I like this shot I got yesterday just because of the angle (and because it came out in nice focus).
Still lots of hawks around. This one at the high school baseball field on top of a light pole:
The brilliant morning sun is streaming in through my apartment window. Looks like it’s going to be another grand sunny day.
FEBRUARY 6, 2021
Indeed it is another grand sunny day. The big post at the end of my walk turns up another new species for me:
Let’s watch it. Not very good video, but the fade-out at the end is cinematic splendor (SNARK!)
Now It’s Your Turn
What have you noted happening in your area or travels? As usual post your observations as well as their general location in the comments.
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