This Morning’s Sunrise & Moonset

We awoke to 5.5 inches of fresh snow.  Had I known, I’d have gotten up earlier this morning.  When I opened my verticals, I saw the full moon setting over Kent Island.  It was already losing it’s brightness with the sun rising quickly.  Those are Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Mallards, Redheads, Scaup, and Buffleheads sleeping in the channel.

Full Moon Setting over Kent Narrows & Kent Island - March 5, 2015

Full Moon Setting over Kent Narrows & Kent Island – March 5, 2015

Here’s the sunrise occurring at the same time over Marshy Creek.

Sunrise over Marshy Creek

Sunrise over Marshy Creek

Now a couple hours later, the ducks have increased in number and are closer to the ice and me.

Canvasbacks, Redheads, Scaup, Ruddys, Buffleheads, Mallards

Canvasbacks, Redheads, Scaup, Ruddys, Buffleheads, Mallards

I decided to stay right here and work from home.  Got plenty of paperwork to do.  Just how am I going to get any of it done when I can see all those ducks and the Dark-eyed Juncos, House Finches & Song Sparrows visiting my balcony six feet from me, all from where I am sitting?  I am sure the Eagles will be checking out the ducks too…..

You can bet my camera is right beside me.   🙂

14 thoughts on “This Morning’s Sunrise & Moonset

  1. Hey, we escaped the freeze and snow (but not sleet – drove through that to Dover) and caught a Space-A to southern Spain. Sunshine, temps in high 60s. . .it’s been wonderful.

    Whole different set avian life – seen lots of stork! Our creek is frozen, as is half the bay. Come on, spring!

  2. Lucky you, Rick! We are hitting the 50’s today, no kid. The snow is almost gone everywhere, what a watery mess it’s making. Enjoy your trip, can’t wait to see your photos including Spain’s birds! 🙂

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