New Year’s Eve at the Cosumnes River Preserve

Sora. Copyright © 2015 Mary K. Hanson. All rights reserved.
Sora. Copyright © 2015 Mary K. Hanson. All rights reserved.

New Year’s Eve.  It was cold and foggy when I got up around 7:15 this morning.

I put in a load of laundry in the dryer, got the dishes going in the dishwasher and made a pot of coffee before sending off copies of my latest Tuleyome Tales to the local media.  This one, timely enough, is on bald eagles.  I also set up a list of topics for the tales for 2016, and got that loaded up so it’s ready to go in 2016.  All of that took about 2 hours, and by then the dishes were washed and the clothes were dry, so I unpacked those machines and put everything away.

Around 11:00 am, I headed over to the Cosumnes River Preserve for a walk.  It was sunny in Sacramento when I left the house, but was still foggy at the preserve (at least for a little while).  There wasn’t a lot to see today (it was in the 40’s ad a lot of the birds were huddled on the ground).  But I did get some photos of the tiny Dunlins, and I saw the Sora again and got a few photos of it.  I also got quite a few shots of an Eastern Red Squirrel munching on thistles; with its winter coat on, its ears had extra red fur on them that made them really stand out.  I was out there for about 2 hours and then headed back home.

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