Heading to turtle pond I went through maintenance meadow, where I saw a few gorgeous palm warblers in the grass, hopping around and chowing down.
Through the castle where I saw a wedding and not much else. Once I got to turtle pond I went out on the dock, looking for the green heron. Instead I found these northern flickers having a tussle, apparently over a female that was quite nearby. They flashed their tails and sometimes wings at each other.
Mallards are quite a bit bigger than green herons.
There were a couple of kinglets there too, and this one was nice enough to let me take a (non-great) picture of his ruby crown. :-) What a great day!