Nature Photos by Joyce Riedinger

ARCHIVED COMMENTS - chronologically for month of January 2023 with links to photos.

2 January 2023
42ยบ- A lucky day at Cohoes Falls, NY. Up to six Bald Eagles were flying over the Mohawk River, landing in trees along the shore. In addition to the eagles, there was a huge flock of Great-Black-backed Gulls (with pink legs and wingspan of up to 65", the largest in the world). Other birds were flocking in for what I call, a pigeon convention. For my first outing since September, it was great seeing fellow birders out. Also was excited to have this photo opportunity.

Photo 1 - Bald Eagles
Photo 2 - Bald Eagle
Photo 3 - Great Black-backed Gull
Photo 4 - Great Black-backed Gull
Photo 5 - Pigeon Convention

27 January 2023
It has been a very gray winter with temperatures stuck at 32-33 degrees this month. Very little snow at our place on Jockey Street.We've had the usual birds at our feeder (the Dark-eyed Juncos, male & female Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Goldfinchs, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, Downie Woodpeckers, Chickadees and a Pialated Woodpecker). Below, this House Finch is peeking at me as I am peeking at him through our side window in the kitchen. Second photo below is after one of our 4" snow falls.

Photo 1 - House Finch
Photo 2 - Snowstorm