It was cloudy, breezy, and about 20 degrees Fahrenheit out - beautiful weather! I couldn't figure out why Tuttle Creek State Park wasn't jam-packed with people! We made a bunch of different stops, looking for birdies, but didn't see many at all. Here are a bunch of shots of those we did see, and what all we did. I'll try to keep the chit-chat to a minimum!
|"Is this where you and Zim saw a bunch of eagles?"|
We didn't see a lot of eagles, but there were a few there, way across the River Pond. I saw these gulls:
|Gulls on ice|
I like the one toward the left, imitating a Flamingo
While Mom took photos, I kept watch!
Here's one of those gulls:
|Ring-billed Gull in flight|
Doesn't it look like a cold, grey day?!? It was great!
|"Keep shooting, Mom. I've got your six."|
Mom appreciated me keeping her safe. And since there weren't many birdies around, she decided to take a bunch of pix of me. I got to walk down this concrete ramp a few times:
It was pretty fun. It was almost like being back in the show rin--- GOOSE!
Sorry. You have to be ready and quick in the birding biz!
I struck a pose up on the bank; Mom likes this shot a lot:
An adult Bald Eagle landed over on the tree across the pond, so Mom zoomed in on him. Check out his pose:
I decided I'd pose like that, too:
Pretty good, don't you think?
We decided to go hike on some of the cool paths in the woods.
I think one of our big storms a while ago did that, but I'm not sure. It wasn't me. Ha roo.
|"Look at the size of this stick! I should bring it home for Maggie!"|
Mom nixed my idea, for some reason. And don't worry - I was still actively engaged in my role as Head of Security!
|"Wait! I hear something!"|
It was nothing. This time. But I was totally on the job!
I don't really have the sense of direction Zim does, so even though I was marking the trail, we didn't venture too far. Once we got back to where we started, we took the trail up above where we had been.
|"Careful not to trip on the tree roots, Mom!"|
Keeping Mom from tripping is part of my job, too. I made her go slow. Look at this great path:
It was so inviting! Before Mom followed me, I made sure she saw this log:
|"Watch out for this log!"|
We hiked a nice amount of time, then turned and retraced our steps. Good thing I marked every 50 feet or so, so we didn't get lost!
We had a great time - and a safe, serene time - at Tuttle Creek State Park!
|"This mission's a wrap!"|
(My serious Head of Security look)
Thanks for coming with us. Have a wonderful Sunday!
PS: If you'd like to see the rest of our photos from yesterday, please click here.