More Fog

Our weird winter weather continues today as we awoke to some of the thickest fog I can recall around here. It wasn't quite as bad as the Tule fog in Bakersfield (which is so thick that cautious drivers stop at intersections with windows rolled down to listen for cross-traffic), but it still slowed down traffic on the Loop, a miracle in itself.

Of course, I couldn't resist taking the camera for a stroll around the ponds to see if there were any new perspectives to be gained. Unfortunately, most of my pictures turned out to look like I took them in a fog. Go figure. But the birds were more cooperative than usual, as it was too cold to be bothered, and I was able to get a close-up of what I think is a Pyrrhuloxia, all puffed up trying to stay warm:

Photo - bird in tree

4 Comments

Wow! Another 1st quality picture. I don't know of the bird, though

What a beautiful photo...right up there with Thomas Mangelsen's work! I love the fog, but not when I have to drive in it...I've been in that Tule Fog and it's no joke!

I didn't know we had such a lovely bird in our environs!

As for your photography: Ah, Magoo, you've done it again! (Truthfully, I'm not at all surprised to see this incredible pic!)

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