To finish the adage "... sailors take warning. Red skies at night sailor's delight. " Feel free to add your adaption to one of the apparently quite good, in the sense of accuracy, old adages about weather.These shots are sunrise photos, and did lead to poor weather. ALL PHOTOS ARE RESIZED,SO CLICK ONE TO ENLARGE AND WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW.
We went from the early warming to cooler with snow flurries today, to possibly snow on the weekend. But its still early for spring, and winter returns every so often to keep us honest.
The cooler weather did not impede the break up of the river ice. As well the River is in flood, we were unable to get to the rapids on the abandoned railway track. But now its clear why the track was abandoned. The scenes are all of the upper River and I'll use captions now.
|Vermilon Wetland Still Mainly Frozen|
|The Big wetland is ice free.|
|Male And Female Mallards In Flight.|
This is a male Downy Woodpecker. You can just make out the black spot in his white tail feather, and his beak, and body are smaller than the female Hairy Woodpecker shown below.
|Female Hairy Woodpecker|
|Female Hairy Woodpecker.|
The Song Sparrows were shot in the big wetland, and are, of course, spring arrivals. Soon the big wetland will be full of aquatic birds as the River current will be too heavy with the spring flood.
|Huegy, the Northern Crow.|
|Huegy,Making a Point.|