This is primarily a hike to the west side of the River, along the abandoned railway track, but I have changed time a little. The hike was on Saturday and the sky was overcast and the day fairly warm. The sunrise photos are from our walk this morning, Sunday. The morning was nippy at minus 19C, about five below F. I just couldn't let this sunrise pass and the day has turned out equally bright, and warmed with the sun. The post is long so I'll let the captions talk, except to point out the there were about four different squirrels, and the one hanging onto to the tree is from a dust up two of them had. I think he's running for his life.
Remember all the photos are resized to about 700 pixels for posting, so click on them and they'll enlarge and become a slide show. The tracks in the water hole photo are caine tracks, fox,coyote or wolf, I don't know as that open water is in the River and I'm not going out there.
|Higher Now and Reflecting on The Snow.
|River to the NW and Showing How Overcast it is.
|The Trail We'll Take.
|The Tracks of Other Four Legged Creatures That we Did Not See.
|The River Looking South.
|Raven In Flight.
|Red Squirrel In Snow.
|Rear Of River Island.
|River to the North-The Ridge Is Now Visible.
|Raven By the Wedge Shape of the Tail.
|River To The South.
|Female Redpoll Landing
.The Male Pine Grosbeak ends the show for today. Hope you enjoyed it. A Post to MWT @ http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ and WBW @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/ The birds gather in a stand of black spruce on the west side of the River. A kind women also feeds them there. So now we have two flocks. The flock that I feed on the east side of the River, and the west side flock. Sort of sounds like West Side Story. Remember Boom & I are surrounded by a wilderness forest that is about 50 feet away so it's easy to attract them.