Icy Kent Narrows Channel
After posting the freeze-over photos of Marshy Creek and the southend of the Kent Narrows Channel, I had a few community neighbors ask if I had gotten a chance to see and take photos of whether all of the Kent Narrows Channel had frozen over. Last year it did and Maryland DNR’s cutter, the A. V. Sandusky, was sent through to break the thick 9″ ice to help take the stress off the surrounding marinas, bulkheads, and watermens’ boats iced in.
Photos? Of course, I had. 🙂
Although both ends of the Channel were pretty much frozen over, near the Rt. 18 and Rt. 50 Bridges, centerpoint of the Kent Narrows Channel, the tides’ currents were doing a great job keeping the waters open at the bridges’ bases. Those pretty swift currents run up to 8-10 mph during its high-end speed.
I got out of the car and took these photos from the Rt. 18 Watermans Bridge the morning of February 20th.
It is still quite amazing to see this amount of freezing through the swift Kent Narrows Channel. With the low 40’s temps and strong sunshine today, it surely helped melt it some before the next round of frigid temps. Geez, today it almost felt tropical outside! LOL Well maybe not that nice, but still felt so much better to the body.
Since above might be a bit boring for my birder friends, here’s a shot of a Song Sparrow visiting my make-shift bird feeder set out on my balcony during the snow so they had a chance to find something until the snow melts away.
He has been sharing with couple House Finches and Dark-eyed Juncos. All seem to be happily enjoying ‘cuz the dish is empty when I return home! 🙂