Between the podiatrist (the toenail, or rather lack thereof, is doing well) and laundry I managed to get an hour or so in at the park. Yay! :-) I just hung out at the pond, did a couple of laps basically. And I'll just report the sad news first - I still have not seen the wood duck. I'm starting to think I just can't pick him out of the mallard crowd, but I think he would stand out. I mean, even the Gadwall stood out that time, I have to believe it would catch my eye somehow. Maybe he's just shy to be seen in such a state, but doesn't he know I love him? I want to see all of him, not just his winter finery. Oh well, maybe in time.........
Starting around the pond I didn't see much of note. The most exciting thing was a female cardinal. I was really quite happy about that because I thought the song I was hearing sounded like a cardinal, so maybe a couple of the sounds are sinking in. I'm still not studying them though.
First went over to the waterfall, then made my way back to the entry and towards the bridge. I was hoping to see that redstart again, but she wasn't there. I did see someone interesting though, I thought it might be a kingbird of some sort. It was too fast for me - I hung out for a while hoping it would come back, then headed over to the bridge.
I was so happy to get back into the park for a while, to see some old friends, and get a decent look at that kingbird. A good day! :-)