Saturday, 10 March 2018

Assorted Photos - 10 March 2018



Geode from the Badlands in Alberta
Geodes can form in igneous and sedimentary rocks. They can form in gas bubbles in igneous rocks. After rock around the cavity hardens, dissolved silicates and/or carbonates are deposited on the inside surface. Over time this slow feed or mineral constituents from groundwater or hydrothermal solutions allows crystals to form inside the hollow chamber. 

Icicles that have fallen in line and lodged upright in the snow. Looked cooler in person.

Pond we frequent end of February. Water level down by at least 3 feet. Storm we had since will probably bring it back up closer to its normal depth.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Ruddy Duck

Savannah Sparrow


Snow mid February. Very little snow, earth exposes in most fields. Winds storms have blown dirt so that snow looks very dirty.

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow

Starling Juvenile
Photo not the best, but, it is the only juvenile I've ever seen.

Swainson's Thrush

Tree Swallow

Warbling Vireo

White Crowned Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow