A common loon looks less exciting in the winter and is found in coastal ocean shorelines and bays instead of inland lakes during summer time.
Another white-throated sparrow, this one showing their distinctive throat coloring. The dab of yellow at the “ten o’clock” position around the eye is also an identifying attribute.
A pair of mallards cruised along the outskirts of Poggy Bay on the Connecticut coast last weekend. While the temperatures were moderate during our visit, this winter has seen steady below freezing temperatures that have allowed ice to form along the rocky coastline – since this is salt water, this means it has been really cold!