We've had an amazing amount of rain here on the island recently. Last weekend alone we got 1.5 inches - that's more than 7% of our average annual total of 20 inches. What that means is most of the wildlife watching has continued to be done from the front porch, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot to see! There have been regular visits from this female hooded merganser:
Then yesterday, a family of river otters swam by. It was getting too dark out for photos, so I tried shooting a couple of short video clips. Here's one of them:
There won't be any more reports from the island until 2011, as next up I'm heading to Portland for Christmas Eve, and then to Toronto and New York for a couple of weeks. There should be a few good east coast birds to sneak onto year bird list before the end of 2010, even under all that snow!