When I left this morning we were socked in with fog but the sun soon burned it off leaving a beautiful misty morning. While I appreciate so many people enjoying the metroparks there were way too many people there for me today. (they scare the birds off...except for the Chickadees who are little beggars). Any way, it was lovely there and I am happy to say that I walked a mile and felt pretty good.....yea!
The little beggar
I call all chipmunks Alvin
This guy was making such a racket.....I guess that's why they call them "chip"munks
Was stumped on this one so I sent the pic to Paul at Lake Erie and he ID it as a male Scarlet Tanager in winter colors. I never would have guessed as I thought that a male Tanager was red all year round. Thanks, Paul! I will always be a rank amateur birder.
It was a beautiful, sunny August day when I took these pictures at Kensingtion Metropark. Today it is rainy and tomorrow it will be the first day of Autumn. I had planned on going to the Hawkfest at Lake Erie Metropark but due to the gloomy weather will go tomorrow instead ,,,,,a sunny day is predicted. They did away with the pancake breakfast. I really will miss it as the Crack O Dawn group used to all sit together. Don't know if they will do the usual presentation that went along with the breakfast. Hate to see old traditions vanish. I am looking forward to taking photos of all the raptors...such character in their faces.
Anyway, remembering this sunny day at the lake with fond memories......Kent Lake I believe it's called.