Fall Season Mountains and Birds

October continued its dry start with clear skies throughout the day. I did not notice any frost on the vehicles this morning, but it’s possible I just was not up early enough. With clear and calm conditions tonight, I suspect there will be frost tomorrow, though forecast lows are only for the lower 40s.

I had an errand to take care of this evening, so I decided to take advantage of the clear conditions and document what I suspect is the minimal snow extent this year. While it’s possible there will be additional melt before snow starts accumulating at higher elevations, I doubt it will be significant.

On a brief stop at Swan Lake I noticed a male Canvasback, a species not reported every year.

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