Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snow before Halloween? TRICK!

Gretchen, LT, and I attempted to go birding yesterday. Here's what it looked like on the roads:We'd seen text alerts about scoters, mergansers, and terns up at Bald Eagle State Park but, by the time we got out there in the heavy snow, visibility was terrible. The fog rolled in and we only saw one little Ruddy Duck, a bunch of European Starlings, and a sparrow of some sort.

I can't remember the last time it snowed before Halloween; we got about 3 inches of very wet and very heavy snow. We went out again today, a bright and sunny beautiful day, but again we were thwarted; the PSU rowing teams were out on the lake and there wasn't a duck to be seen. We'd heard there was a Red-necked Grebe out there, but it must've flown when the rowers started out.

I'll leave you with these photos of my babies:Cornelius is growing like a weed! He sure loves his mommy.

He also loves hanging out in Niblet's room:


Abu Scooter said...

When it's close to freezing, the snow isn't just wet -- it makes everything miserable. Only sleet and freezing rain are worse. Hope you didn't lose any tree branches.

Cornelius is adorable! With Niblet by his side, he just emits dangerous doses of cuteness.

Dawn Fine said...

Snowed here in CT too. Cute kittie..Lost my kittie this summer..Went to a cat show get my cat fix.
Stay warm!

dguzman said...

Abu--no, not too too bad. I did see a lot of downed trees and stuff around the area though. Glad you like the Corny. He's a hoot.

Dawn--Oh, I'm sorry; I've lost one before and it's so hard. You stay warm too!

Rabbits' Guy said...

PSU Rower? Was that a lifer?

(Nibs is a keeper!)

Beth said...

crazy snowstorm, wasn't it? Sorry it made for bad birding. Miss you!

Larry said...

I'm a cat guy yself-nice kitty photo. We got hit with snow here in CT too! Some trick!

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