Tuesday, January 02, 2007

January 1, 2007

A grey morning; nothing stirring out on the pond. The temperature has been bobbing around fifty degrees all week, so no snow. Last night, rain.

About 1:00 five male goldeneyes showed up, diving frantically above Boys Dam for about fifteen minutes. They spent most of the time underwater, surfacing for a few seconds then diving again. Gradually they made their way up-river and out of sight.

At the same time the mallards emerged from wherever they had been hiding, and about an hour later the pair of swans showed up. The sun came out briefly, making the white of the swans even more brilliant against the grey water.