Sunday, January 17, 2010

Foggy Morning on Lake Wichita


It was a foggy morning at Lake Wichita this morning. It was still a good morning for birds, although I probably missed some due to visibility.
When I left the house, I thought the wet was just fog, but overnight some of the fog had coalesced into ice on the truck and trees. You can see a little bit of frost on the ground. The bridge had a light film of ice. The ice was beginning to melt by 8 AM.
Among the birds seen: white-crowned sparrow, ring-billed gull, Harris' sparrow, red-tailed hawk, Cooper's hawk, mockingbird, downy woodpecker, ruddy duck, mallard, northern shoveler, pied-billed grebe, American coot, cardinal, bufflehead, red-winged blackbird, Canada goose, blue jay, starling, slate-colored junco, song sparrow, great-tailed grackle, Eastern phoebe, and Eurasian collared dove.
Good birding!

2 comments:

Traveler Literary Gnome said...

Beautiful photo!

Penny Miller said...

Thank you! Considering the picture was taken with a little point and shoot digital, it turned out pretty well!