This morning was bitterly cold in Warren and Washington counties, colder than it has been all week. I did not enjoy how painful the air was on my skin as I warmed my car up.
However, I did enjoy seeing the mix of adult and juvenile ring-billed gulls resting on the mowed corn field near Adirondack Community's campus. One was almost completely dark gray! For weeks now, dozens of Canada geese have enjoyed that area. Why they weren't there I wasn't sure, but about 25 gulls took their place today. I saw a lone goose standing by itself near a shallow pond on the golf course on Haviland Road, with a soft white mist in the background - it would have made a great calendar photo for November.