How about a Bald Eagle to start things off?
Mom saw three adults and is just thrilled that they've come back to spend the Winter with us!
She also saw a handful of Great Blue Herons. Here is one trying to sneak past another:
|"Just going to skate on past you, Earl..."|
"This is my fishing spot, Ned! Keep it moving."
Someone needs to work on sharing.
Here's one in flight:
And another one shooting Mom a dirty look.
|"Fine. I'll pose. I'm freezing my feet off, but I'll pose. Happy?"|
Moving right along...
Here's a Dark-Eyed Junco:
And Mom saw a type of bird she'd never seen before! A Red-Shafted Northern Flicker:
She has seen the Yellow-Shafted ones, just not the red. Mags and I are partial to red. Of course.
There were also lots of Canada Geese around - swimming in the River Pond and the Big Blue River, grazing in the grassy areas, and flying overhead - like these guys:
What a serene way to spend the morning, don't you think? And do you know what made it even more serene? Take a look:
|Me and Mags at the kayak launch dock!|
That's right! Dad and us girls were there, too! The whole family together. Doesn't get much better than that!
I hope you feel nice and serene now! If you'd like to see more photos from our morning at Tuttle, please click here to view our Flickr album. Have a wonderful Sunday!