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Not Quite What I Was Hoping For

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

1/25/2020 - 1/26/2020

I'd been watching the weather all week. Snow was forecast for Saturday. Then it wasn't. Then it was back in the forecast with an inch of accumulation. That's not much, but I'll take it. Then zero accumulation but still snow. You get the idea. Saturday morning arrived, and it was snowing. It was also very dark. I waited a while, and it was not getting any brighter. I grabbed my camera and headed to the park.

The day turned out to be more wet that anything. The large fluffy flakes diminished shortly after I arrived and were replaced by icy pellets. The day kind of teetered back-and-forth between snow and not-quite snow. A lot of it melted on contact with the ground. A slight cover developed but melted later in the day. I guess I'll take what I can get. I sure would love a good long cold-snap with about six inches or so of snow. Photos were of the usual suspects.

Sunday was spent looking for a bird that it feels like everyone else in the county found. Winter Wren was reported at a park not far from my home. I slept in a little and then made the trip to the park. It's not a huge place, but I found the area where the wren had been reported. No luck. I ran into another birder, and she had not had any luck either. I briefly heard a Winter Wren scold from across the creek, but I never tracked one down. Defeated, I headed home. You cannot win them all.

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