My day started with a cheery" hey look at me", chirp from this male Hairy Woodpecker .He was visiting my back deck. There was no mistaking its sharp call.
After having scrapped the frost from my car's windshield I drove down the highway to the lower end od our village and interrupted the plans of these two white tailed deer that planned on crossing the highway in front of my car. Change of plans."Go back to the woods deer!""Stay away from highways"Be safe, avoid hunters if you can!"
Next I decided to drive to my favourite pond; a daily destination of mine. Although it doesn't show in this photo there was a huge flock of Canada Geese near the opposite shore a couple of days ago when this photo was taken.I found the Canadas this morning. I figured they might still be in the area. They had settled in a corn field that had recently been harvested. Hopefully, when I check this area next they will next be on the water where I prefer to photograph them.I think I will go for another drive soon to see what I can find next. I am hopping for a Ruffed Grouse sighting soon. Snow is forecast for this evening in our area! " Too soon!I' am not ready yet for winter's cold weather and winter driving conditions."