Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winter and Spring duking it out

Northern Hawk Owl, a photo by Laura Erickson on Flickr.

I spent Robert Frost's birthday (March 26) at the Sax-Zim Bog, on an MOU field trip led by Erik Bruhnke. It was cold and windy, so we needed every stitch of winter wear we had, but what a fabulous day! Harriers courting, eagles kettling and at least one at a big nest, lots of gorgeous Rough-legged Hawks, a Great Gray Owl hooting, hilarious Red Squirrel activity, and more! A splendid day, whether we saw it as Winter's Last Stand or Spring Finally Arrives.