Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Monday, November 28, 2022
They're hiding out in plain sight in the vineyards in town. Our section of the Okanagan River is filling up with Barrow's Goldeneye ducks. I've been counting over a hundred in the group lately.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
There was a bit of hoar frost on the bluff when I started my walk yesterday morning. Still in the park, I heard a commotion in a couple of trees that wasn't caused by the multitude of quail I was seeing. After finding a vantage point, I found that a pair of Flickers were playing among the branches which made for very difficult shooting as they kept getting behind obstacles. I persevered and eventually got a few shots where the detail was acceptable.
After lunch I took the RZR and clawed my way up to Burnell Lake. I had thought that the lower elevation might have less snow and I would be able to take a group ride out on Saturday. Not to be! The only reason I made it up to the lake was that a high clearance vehicle with great tires had made it although he had spun out several places and had to take multiple runs to get up. I was able to keep one wheel in his track so I was only breaking trail with one. As soon as I tried to drive in virgin snow, I was stuck. There was 12 - 14 inches of snow at the lake and it was the type of snow that wouldn't compact and was like sugar so gave little traction. As soon as I high centered, the granules of snow spun out from under the tires and there was no traction. I guess this shows that my ATVing is over until a major thaw or spring.