Those mergansers look like they just had an argument!
The forecast today called for the sun to peak out. Ha! I saw it while at Farm Pond and could look directly at it without any problem. It was about as bright as a flashlight shining weakly through the cloudy sky. You can tell how "gray" everything was at Farm Pond from these pictures.
Greater Black-Backed Gull
Herring Gull - 2nd winter
Hard to believe the ice was thick enough to support gulls. It was 46 degrees.
Great Blue Heron
I was just finishing up my walk when I saw a Great Blue Heron fly north to south across the pond and land just on the other side of the causeway. I thought I might catch a photo of it on my way to the car, but it barely stayed there 30 seconds before it flew north again. This time a second Great Blue Heron followed.
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