Thursday, December 22, 2011
The first day of winter awoke to a balmy 66 degrees. While we've had a few nights in the 30's most days are "shorts" weather. While the fronts typically bring high winds and cool temperatures, they also bring in migrant birds, some of which are not common to our area.
The cold fronts push many water fowl into the bays. These hooded mergansers also been infiltrated by an alien horned grebe.
A young red shouldered hawk has also been hanging around this week. That's only a small sample of the migrants that we're seeing.