Entering the park, I was hoping to see more birds today. Yesterday was nice in that we did eventually see great birds, but it was not a lot in terms of numbers. As I was walking across to Bow Bridge I saw something intriguing, so I checked out those trees.
It was a cute little black and white who was so fast and active that it was really hard to get a picture of him! Very strange for B&W's, they have posed for me so often, but this guy was just not interested at all. There was also a redstart, and a few others that were just too fast to identify. On the bridge looking across on the left there were a pair of flickers flying slowly and I got to see under their wings clearly for the first time. That little bit of yellow on the edge is just the beginning! There was so much yellow, I couldn't believe it. It was wonderful!
All along that area, there were lots and lots of little birds zipping around and across and just teasing me, I wasn't able to even get binocs on them, let alone a camera. It really started to seem almost like they were doing it on purpose! I would start to search for one and get distracted by another zipping around, and they would just disappear.
It really seemed like a day to just find a spot and wait for these hyper birds to fly by, so I reluctantly ignored all the zippers-byers and made my way to the rocks on the way to the wood bridge. I waited about 10 minutes, but - nothing! Well, that's not entirely true, there was another black and white somewhere in there. And another water thrush, of course. And a couple of redstarts. Those were along the way though, once I was actually sitting on the rocks, zilch. From a zillion to nearly zero! Tried the stone benchlet, and that didn't seem promising either. I decided to just go to willow rock.
I hung out for a while, waiting, hoping a hummingbird would come by, but considering it unlikely. And then, there he was, a gorgeous teeny hummingbird! It was quite brief. But wonderful. Then he came back with a friend! A pair of hummingbirds! Again, quite brief.
Then the song sparrow came out to say hello.