What a gorgeous day! I headed up to the park as early as I could, which turned out to be about 2:30 PM. This is not thought of as ideal birding time, but rather ideal kids-playing-after-school time. There were so many families with kids, it was amazing! Even more amazing - they were all happy and smiling and playing. I heard not one child crying, not one parent yelling......
On my way up to the ramble I saw three red-tailed hawks circling, one of them was quite low and made a couple of passes while I frantically got my camera out of my bag. Sadly they did not stay long enough for my anxious fingers to get any good pictures.
This rusty blackbird was much more cooperative! It was in the same area we found it on Tuesday, and as you can see, better light makes for better pictures. Check out that eye!
There were hermit thrushes everywhere. But only one would pose. Apparently this is its good side.
|Black-Crowned Night Heron|