I had a good look around when we got there and thought I saw something down by the Transoceanic Bridge.
|"Trust me, Mom! Zoom in!"|
Mom zoomed in a bit to try to see what I saw ...
Can you see them? In the bottom third of the water! Tiny ducks! I had Mom zoom in some more!
A male Bufflehead Duck! And that's not all! Check out who was with him!
|Ladies and gentlemen ... Mr. and Mrs. Bufflehead Duck!|
Isn't that cool? Mom shot a quick (20 second) video of them swimming. You can tell from the video just how FAST they were swimming. (Mom said that also gives her an excuse for less-than-perfect photos!)
We also saw this little Western Meadowlark hopping around down by the shoreline:
He's the state bird of Kansas! Well, maybe not this one in particular, but--
|"Hey! I could be! Now keep it down, I'm hunting for my dinner!"|
Is it just me, or is somebird a little cranky? Maybe he was hungry. He hoped over to the boardwalk area and I think he caught something there:
Mom said he probably caught a bug - then suggested he come live by our house and invite his friends.
Speaking of friends, we also saw this guy circling above with a few of his close associates:
They were pretty cool! I checked the water again to see if any other ducks were there, or maybe the Heron, but I didn't see anyone.
Can you tell how breezy it was from my fur?