Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Deep snow Solitaire
Neither Rhoda nor I could resist attempting birding after the recent storm and cold snap. We figured the Solitaire corner of Warren Dunes would be sheltered, getting out there couldn't be that bad could it? Well. The snow was thigh deep in places, and the rest of the blow out was, well, pretty blown through with wind. The bird's juniper was pretty covered with snow. It looked pretty bleak and I was actually heading back when Rhoda, far more dauntless than me, texted she had the bird.
Sure enough, Townsend's Solitaire.
Most of the birds in the blowout were Tree Sparrows. This pic isn't great, but it gives some sense of the blowing snow.