"But now ask the animals and let them teach you; AND THE BIRDS OF THE HEAVEN, and let them tell you. Or let the fish of the sea declare to you. Who among all these does not know that The Hand of The Lord has done this; In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind."

Job 12:7-10

female Bufflehead (Binder Lake, MO)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A sunny & snowy Paldang

I made tracks through a nice blanket of snow along the Paldang 'rapids'. Much of the water area, thankfully enough, did not succumb to the ice. This caused a great influx of avian. Highlights were as follows: 4 Ring-necked Pheasant, 8 Little Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, 6 Smew, 300 Common Merganser, 700 Common Goldeneye, 50 Whooper Swan, 200 Greater White-Fronted Geese (which flew over to rice fields across the river from Paldang Stn.), 300 Tufted Duck, 50 Common Pochard, small numbers of Mallard & Spot-Billed, 2 Stellar's Sea Eagle, 4 White-Tailed Sea Eagle, 1 Eurasian Kestrel, 1 Eastern Buzzard, and a wild assortment of Yellow-throated & Meadow Bunting with Marsh & Great Tits.

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