Another day, another trek into the wilderness. Okay, trek on an easy path through a park in the wilderness. Still counts, right? :-)
This time we were able to plan better, we had the maps and we laid out our stops. Our first place was incredibly gorgeous. The drive was spectacular, as was the view from the parking lot. The restrooms were not, but we survived. I was glad I had wet-wipes. From the parking lot we saw this oystercatcher. I was hoping to see more, but this was the only one we saw. Look at that beak! They are hilarious.
So I heard a hummingbird and then it whizzed by so I'm looking around for little teeny birds, and then my friend says, "Well, okay, but who are those guys?" "What guys?" "Right up there." Oh, those guys - they are bald eagles! Birding is much better with a friend. :-)
This kinglet led me on quite a merry chase.