Originally Posted by amasara
Just back from Scottish Inn weekend in Hocking Hills - saw several turkey vultures from O. River north to the
Hills ?? They aren't due back until March? Wonder if they're predicting an early spring - then again there's this forecast of 4-6 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain! We did get a pretty 2" snow last night at the Inn.
Also saw 3 cranes flying over frozen pond - not sure what kind - weren't listed in the Ohio bird book. Must go search my other books. The Inn itself was birdless!
The lone feeder they had was empty - hence no birds!
Did seach out 3 covered bridges and ate at a lovely place called Grouse Nest - which did have a lot of birdfeeders full!! I even hiked down to a gorge with frozen waterfalls - took 5 rolls of film plus digitals. My new knee did great (6wks post-op) BUT the other one
Sounds like a great weekend outing. I think I need something like that. I definitely have the winter blahs
. It's pretty cold out, -25C, but sunny. I've just started back to driving so I'm not sure whether I should tackle the backroads yet, they could be pretty slippery, but I definitely need a birding fix. I've got my new binos and scope and I've been indoors so much that I've barely tried them out.
OK, I've talked myself into it, I'm going birding this afternoon.
Now I wonder if I can talk my wife into going with me. I think she plans on quilting all day.