I went to the Lock 21 area by Wyannet and found a great area where the water had not frozen. There were 6 eagles there that all flew away as I rode closer. There were also crows everywhere!
American Crow Print
A not so great photo of an American Eagle print. Had a little trouble getting focused because I fell thorough the ice:) It'll have to do until next time.
Sunday, I rode to the Lock 26 area down to the Green River foot bridge. I love this area and always find something of interest.
I found some pretty strange tracks and need some help with identifying (Trailblazer, are you there?). Basically, this slide print was in the aqueduct 15 feet down, so I couldn't get a closer look. I only had my point and shoot camera and couldn't zoom closer, and the tracks around the slide were not identifiable.
The only critter around my area that I can think of that slides like this is an otter. Not sure what the little dug-out area is. Just outside of the bottom of the picture is open water.
On the way back, just as I got back to the parking area, I see this big furry butt sticking out from a tree:) It made me laugh as it was shifting back and forth trying to get further into the tree hollow.
I made some squeaking noises with my mouth and finally got the raccoon to turn around.
After a couple of shots, he took off higher into the tree. After his hollow in the tree was revealed, I couldn't help but laugh even more. He was really trying to fit a lot into a little tiny hole!
I look forward to a bit warmer weather so I can bring my good camera with on my bike rides. It was just too darned cold to take it this weekend. I have to admit the little waterproof Nikon point and shoot still gets the job done.