I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
We've had another early snow storm, prompting me to mostly curl up at home and re-read Patricia Briggs books. But on Monday, during the hours before the snow, my friends and I went out on a search for cranes and geese. We were partially successful.
There are geese out on the spit, trust me!
Our first flock of Snow Geese, west of my home town
Snow Geese with Greater White Fronted Geese in the foreground
One blue phase Snow Goose in the flock
Farmers were busy with machinery like this swather, getting as much done as possible before the snow flew.
Our second flock of Snow Geese, north of Acme
Just resting in the stubble, preparing for the next stage of migration
A few Tundra Swans on a slough east of Irricana
A hen pheasant peeks at us from the long grass in the ditch.
No cranes, but it was nice to get in a day of birding before the snow.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Booklikes friends!