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        March 16th, St Patrick's Parade & Corktown Races (2008)



St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





St Patrick's Parade races Detroit 2008





        March 9th, Taking the totals

It looks like we'll easily pass 60 inches of snow, maybe 65 this season. All in all a tough winter for biking - I'm guessing some of this 'concretified' snow will still be around in May.


Snow Count
It's a miserable time for many. Here's to a rapid Spring!





        March 8th, News Directions



American Directions
Which way?




        February 24th, Hunting Ducks! Be vewwy, vewwy quiet...

As Spring's just a little over two weeks away, this weekend seemed like a final chance to take a look at our winter visitors. The Detroit and Rouge Rivers create a wonderful haven for wintering birds. So much so that the University of Michigan maintains a prestigious migration observatory along the Rouge in Dearborn. Not only is the research of use in planning for the wetlands around the lakes, but many of these little visitors also provide a valuable early warning for any changes in levels of environmental toxins.

So, with binoculars in hand, Claudia, I and as it turned out, about 50 billion rhinovirii, headed up the river towards Belle Isle. [Update] Thanks to Stylurus for checking our IDs!




Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
CL with the essentials, binoculars and a tuque





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Ducks spotted at 12 o'clock!





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
First, male Redhead





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Male hooded Merganser with canvasbacks





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Male & Female Bufflehead





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Canvasback





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Mallard and not quite a Mallard





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Harvey here looks like a cross
(Stylurus affirms)





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Double exposure - a Merganser takes fright





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
American Robin (not a duck but a darned photogenic critter)





Detroit river observatory birding mergancer mallard ducks
Cenestpasun's Canard :)


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