What a day! It was crazy gorgeous weather - 56 and sunny. Wait, what happened to winter? We started out going up towards the theater and found this Eastern towhee along the way:
We also saw a Cooper's hawk flying over briefly, I guess it saw my camera and took evasive action. We swung by turtle pond, where there were buffleheads!
Continuing on, we came to a little area with lots of birds. White-throated sparrows, this white-breasted nuthatch:
A red-bellied woodpecker was flying all around us, calling, zipping from tree to tree. Then we saw this red-tailed hawk watching over the area with interest. I wonder if the hawk made the woodpecker nervous?
As we were trying to follow the red-bellied woodpecker, this brown creeper came over to distract us:
Grebe! This pied-billed grebe might look like she's flirting with me, but she actually seemed to shift nervously away. So pretty.
Ruddy ducks! A few beaks are turning blue. I hope they stick around until we get to see some ~really~ blue beaks, they are hilarious and awesome. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a cute little duck with a blue beak?!
Yes, it was a good day at the reservoir, that's for sure. After that it was back to the museum, where we stopped off to see the hummingbird.
The whole walk was delicious! :-)