After we had sloshed our way up to where the turkeys had been, Ellie had a hayday chasing scent!
The snow was very wet and deeper than I thought it would be in some areas, but we had no problems. We skirted the hillside the turkeys flew up, and chased them a little further west. While wandering around near the top of the ridge, we found the remains of a deer -
I found this moss interesting, growing on a tree trunk, and tried to get some detailed close-ups -
The rivers are swollen with the rain we have had the last few days, and slushy snow yesterday. On top of that, the temperatures have gone a couple of degrees above freezing during the days allowing some of the snow and ice to melt. Check out the damage the chunks of ice coming down river have done to this tree trunk. You can see a chunk of ice just to the upper right of the tree, just after it had smashed against it and resurfaced -
One complaint. I may not have a real good camera for awhile, so trying to get good shots of wildlife will in all likelihood be futile. Like this -
Can't tell it's a Canada goose, eh? Heard and viewed a couple of them and a couple of eagles and hawks, cardinals, robins, blue jays and nuthatches. And one pileated woodpecker. Oh well, the real reason to be out there is to be out there.
Take care -