Nature

Spring on the Potomac

I live on a big, wild river and every spring I feel a certain tension.   Waterfowl lay their eggs and the spring rains wash them away.   This year a number of families got wiped out as we had the biggest floods in about three years.   This merganser family made it. The image
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Snow Day

Monday Night class in Arlington is cancelled.  In the meantime, you might relate to this. This is as far as I could coax the little girl dog out the door this morning.   iTunes podcast here, online listening here and stitcher here.
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Red Tailed Hawk

With the Great Lakes frozen over, the bird scene here is outrageous.   iTunes podcast here, online listening here and stitcher here.
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No Paddleboarding Today

A pre-sunrise walk revealed poor paddleboard conditions. The river was eerily quiet as there is very little open water. Last week hundreds of birds were clumped together and this morning just one lone goose …   iTunes podcast here, online listening here and stitcher here.
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Limited Resources

With these days upon days of sustained freezing temperatures, there is less and less open water on the river. It’s quite stunning to see such a wide variety of birds all clumped together in the open areas. The above is an early morning shot of one open area at first light. 16 degrees. My camera
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