Yes, we did have snow yesterday. Only about an inch locally but nearby spots had more, some as much as 5″. This morning I went out to try for a full moon shot and as it was setting a huge fog bank was approaching and the moon settled into that after I managed a couple of shots.
I decided to go to Hop Brook, in Amherst, to see if the fog would light up as the sun rose above the horizon. That didn’t happen so I “settled” for making images of frosty leaves. I did capture a few foggy landscapes from a distance and decided to pack up as my fingers were numb. I was just about to zip up the bag when this happened right in front of me.
Guess the title gave it away I was shocked to see one still lingering. Must have lost his ticket to fly south.
And just in case you are wondering about those bright upper back feathers…
Yes, he is carrying a bit of extra weight until it melts. Apparently some of the fog rime-frosted his feathers (or it could possibly be lingering snow but my money’s on the frost). Herons do sometimes frequent cold climes but I’ve never seen one wearing the weather like this.