This blog originates on the banks of the Atchafalaya River, in Louisiana. It proposes to share the things that happen on and by the river as the seasons progress. As the river changes from quiet, warm, slow flow to rises of eighteen feet or more, there are changes in the lives of the birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles that use the river. And the mood of the river changes with the seasons. I propose to note and comment on these things.

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Location: Butte La Rose, Louisiana, United States

I transitioned a few years ago from a career as a water-pollution control biologist. I want to do this blog to stay in touch with a world outside my everyday surroundings, whatever they may be. I like open-minded company and the discussion of ideas. Photo by Brad Moon.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Sunrise on Christmas Eve, 2010. And a red-shouldered hawk in our backyard. It was intently watching a fox squirrel. Perhaps that why I was able to get so close to it. Merry Christmas everybody!
The river is at 4.4 feet on the Butte La Rose gauge, and holding at that for the next week or more. The Ohio and Mississippi are not showing much movement right now.
Rise and Shine, Jim