Today we visited the Grand River Landing Park in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, part of the Lake Metroparks. The temps were in the upper 60s and going higher so it was perfect for a walk near the river. As we drove into the park, I saw a large white bird standing near the water in a small area away from the river itself. It was a Great Egret. We quickly parked the car and hoped the bird would stay put until we could get nearer for a better view. As we walked closer, it flew up into a nearby tree and posed for several minutes and then flew off to the other side of the river. Even though we were still far away, we were likely still too close for comfort for that huge bird! Here are a few photos from the park, including one of that lovely bird.
Sometimes I take so many photos that some get lost in the shuffle. I forgot this photo that I took on February 28, 2016. It was a nice weather day: sunny with blue skies. I was surprised when I stepped outside in the afternoon to see the sky to the west/southwest filled with contrails. And yes, these are contrails – nothing sinister to see here (wink). I usually ignore contrails as we do see them quite often, but as this was a case where there seemed to be such a heavy concentration, I felt it was worthy of a photo. (Click on the image for a larger view.)