Today there were gorgeous magnolia warblers everywhere. And I mean everywhere! I really think I saw at least 10.
Then, cluing me in about what day it was, a magnolia came over to bathe. It splashed around for quite some time before going to dry off and preen. I continued hugging the shore and saw the cormorant on his standing rock, just..... you know..... chillin'.
At the spot by Bow Bridge I saw a mystery sparrow. Didn't get great pictures but I might be able to narrow it down at least. To the oven!
At the oven there were a couple of magnolias climbing on leafy tendrils of some sort, showing off their acrobatic prowess.
From there I went towards the point, and went up to Captain's bench. There was a brief view of a black throated blue, no good photos.
I went out the dirt path to the point, looking for the moorhen. No joy, I haven't seen it and I've looked several times, nobody has mentioned it...... I think that bird is gone, gone, gone. Hopefully got back on its way. I don't know what predators it would have here in the park. Is the coyote even still around? I don't know, but I doubt it.
That's it for the ramble, time to head to the pond! My foot was starting to hurt, these shoes are not going to be good for long walks. :-(
I saw the wood duck at the pond, with his Mallard lady love, paddling about as if they didn't have a care in the world. Which probably means they don't have a duckling in the world. :-( I didn't really give up hope until the flew away, and I didn't hear anything from the reeds when I went over there. I'm so disappointed, I wanted to watch wood duck - mallard hybrids grow up in the pond! Actually I haven't seen any ducklings here at all. Maybe the coyote is still around after all.......
The geese were on the move. :-)
A blackpoll warbler came to visit me here too, it was weird, it just hopped down onto the rock really fairly close to me. It seemed to not notice that I was there at first, then it looked at me, cocked its head, and took off.
There was one night heron hiding across the way in the thick reeds, it was cool to see it back there!
That's all for today. Home with aching feet and a camera filled to the brim with magnolia pictures! :-)