My birding pals, Birdlady and Larry, spent a few days with me. We had a wonderful time. Every day was filled with birds. It was so good to see them. We wandered all over the place, up mountains and over mountains and over to Tennessee.
We took a day and went over to Hiawassee National Wildlife Refuge which is northeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee. There we saw thousands of sandhill cranes. These are just a few.
|Sandhill Cranes, photo by Larry Goodman|
|In flight, photo by Larry Goodman|
|Sandhill crane, photo by Larry Goodman|
|Mourning Dove, photo by Larry Goodman|
|Carolina Chickadee, photo by Larry Goodman|
|White breasted nuthatch, photo by Larry Goodman|
|Northern Cardinal, photo by Larry Goodman|
Another of our forays was up to Brasstown Bald in search of ruffed grouse. We hit heavy fog on the way up the hill but punched right through the layer and found bright sunshine up top.
|Sunshine and Ice|
|Lovely scene, but brutal|
The warm was melting the ice just enough that the brisk wind had the ice coming down constantly.
I'll be out and about the next couple of weeks, so may not be checking in too often. Meanwhile, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.
Y'all take care.