Today I went to the dentist again, for a cleaning but ended up getting a tooth worked on. Seriously, I thought I was done with that, but apparently not. Anyway, I went to the park afterwards to console myself and wait for the Novocain to wear off. All I had to do was not smile or talk, and I would be fine!
To the pond - it's finally thawed, and I enjoyed looking at the water. The mostly empty water. Specifically empty of wood ducks! And the trees were empty of hawks! Oh, pond, I guess I'll try you again another day.
To the carousel, where the non-red-headed red-headed woodpecker eluded me. I started to suspect that this would be more a day of walking than of looking at my favorite birds, but pressed on.
At the oven someone pointed out this song sparrow to me. No hawks, but the song sparrow was still a treat! So energetic - I couldn't even zoom the camera in hardly, it wouldn't stay in the frame!
The turtles were out in force. It was lovely to see them lined up sunning themselves, pretty much anywhere they could - the lake was just lined with them.
These chickadees chased each other around for a while. So lovely!
As I was leaving the northern shovelers had woken up and were showing off their best features. This is I think the most fierce I have ever seen a shoveler look!