Dispatch from the Icebox: Wildlife Update

Don’t often reblog, but this is a wonderfully-written (& photographed) post. I’m seeing A LOT more ice flows on the Hudson, though (70s through 90s)…

Out walking the dog

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It’s cold here in the Northeast. Today the dog and I went down to the river.

Looking south along the Hudson River Greenway. Looking south along the Hudson River Greenway.

We were surprised to see the river flowing freely with just a few large ice chunks floating by the shore.

Looking north toward the George Washington Bridge. Looking north toward the George Washington Bridge.

You can see ice over by the Jersey shore, but virtually none on our side. Yesterday, the river had an ice crust stretching out to the middle of the mighty waters.

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(The images below are drawn from the past three weeks of wintry walks and window watching.)

Nothing stops the dogs or their walkers, not even the deep freeze machine.

Dogs gotta walk, and birds gotta eat.

They also have to stay warm. Look at these mourning doves, puffed up like little Michelin men.

And this flock of starlings trying to catch some eastern roof rays on a morning when the temperature hovered…

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