An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A Cold End Of The Year
The wind whipped across the frozen water and picked up extra cold to add to it's penetrating force. I was dressed with multiple layers, but it still found its way to chill me. I kept moving hoping to ward off the cold, but it stayed with me all morning. Little dogs dressed in pink camouflage didn't seem to mind since a walk is what we all needed to ward off the cabin fever from being inside all morning. I was looking for a Pileated Woodpecker, hoping to find it in a area I had seen it the year before. What a good year this has been, lots of new discoveries and total enjoyment of life out on the prairie. I soon forgot the cold and laughed at the antics of the dogs so oblivious to the cold as their noses kept seeking out scents around. They helped pace me well and we soon found a huge flock of geese in company of three eagles. There was still a small channel running on one side of the river that is the attraction of these mighty birds. They stay in this area to hunt all winter. Coming home I counted over fifty in a mile stretch roosting for the night. A friend stopped by for dinner and it felt good to have enjoyed a frigid day outdoors.