Rainbow over North Basin Jan. 4 2022 10 am

The all-night rain tapered off to a drizzle and then a mist, and the sun broke through. Result: this rainbow over the North Basin. It held for only a few minutes, long enough to capture this snapshot.

Both Burrowing Owls occupied their customary places this morning. The First Owl dozed a bit, sometimes closing one eye, sometimes both. The Second Owl turned its back to the admiring public and tried to ignore the half-dozen ground squirrels that rampaged in the vicinity. I happened to be onsite when a Park staff member passed in a big white pickup truck. The owl followed it with its eyes for half a second, then returned to scanning the surroundings in its usual way. It gave no signs of stress or alarm. Ho hum, another pickup truck.

Among other feathers of interest, I saw a White-crowned Sparrow posing on a post, and an energetic female Bufflehead between dives. They’re the smallest duck on the water.

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2 thoughts on “Rainbow

  • January 6, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Yes, Marty, this lifted me during a time when everything is feeling especially heavy and challenging.

  • January 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Sending you a love letter…your postings are so anticipated and never disappoint!

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