Blue Skies And Sunshine Along The Lehigh River.
I returned to the Lehigh River on Sunday. It was the last weekend of Winter but it wasn’t feeling like Spring was only a few days away. It was another cold start. The temperature was 30 degrees with a steady northwesterly wind when I arrived at the parking lot in Weissport.
I returned to the trail and was glad that the snow had melted. There was a snow cover the last few times I hiked down here. And there is still quite a bit of snow in my yard on top of the mountain where I live.
I guess many of the migratory species also left this area as they moved to there breeding grounds further north. I still enjoyed the March sunshine, the deep blue skies and the beautiful scenery as I continued my walk between the waters of the Lehigh River and the canal.
He or she seemed to know I was watching and didn’t seem to mind at all. Here is a link to more photographs of the friendly titmouse. Weissport Hike tufted titmouse. March 18 2018.
I also saw this bird on the ground. At first I thought it was a robin but as I got nearer I believe it was a hermit thrush. Here is a link to some more of the birds I saw on my hike. Weissport hike birds March 18 2018.
I continued my return hike under the strengthening March sun. It should soon bring the woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to life from their long Winter sleep. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Weissport Lehigh Canal hike March 18 2018.