When we first got there, I saw this one guy swimming around in the water. From a distance, he looked like a sea serpent or something, but then Mom zoomed in with her camera and we got a better look:
It's an immature Double-Crested Cormorant. The "immature" part has nothing to do with his personality or anything, it's his age. Ha roo roo roo!
Here's a group of more Cormorants:
And here's one coming in for a landing:
|Coming in for a landing!|
|"Wow, how cool is that?!?"|
Here's a scenic look down the River Pond:
Very peaceful, isn't it? This guy was enjoying the view from above:
We walked down to another part of the park:
|"Let's go this way, Mom!"|
Mom usually lets me choose the way. I know where all the birdies and stuff are. In fact, I spotted this guy for Mom:
She wouldn't have seen him if I hadn't been staring up at him.
We walked down to another place by the water to have a look around.
|"Look over on the bank! Gooses!"|
I saw some goose friends over on the bank ...
... and called them over.
Mom did a special effect on that one, but not on this one:
The way the sun was hitting the water made it look like a sea of diamonds! It was really cool.
We walked a little more and did some looking out at the water:
Mom really liked this one stream area:
We didn't see any cool birdies or anything in there, but it was a real peaceful scene!
Even though we had stayed on the roads and on the docks, after Mom took that shot, she looked down and found a TICK. Oh, not on me - on her blouse. It was enough to freak her out ... so she quickly brushed both of us off and we got back in the car. That's when Wednesday's photo was taken - all buckled in and ready to head home. Ha roo roo roo. Have I mentioned Mom's not a fan of ticks?
No more were found, so really all in all, a very pleasant outing! Thanks for coming with us!
PS: There are more photos in our Flickr set, Tuttle Creek, if you're interested!