I am also excited for future endeavors as I now have my kayak living in our garage and look forward to getting a very different look at some of the spaces I have only explored by foot on solid terrain.
|This oriole scored a beetle.|
|This bird looks a bit rough-- maybe molting?|
|One of two of the young redwing blackbirds.|
|The second young redwing. They made such a commotion, and I think I was the cause of it, so I moved along as all the neighborhood birds came out to see what was going on.|
|From head on, that bill is like a knife...|
|...and it slices through the waves.|
I was pretty happy to end on this- I love observing bird behavior, and the skimming always knocks my socks off, it so impressive.
|A Forster's Tern scanning the waters from above, looking for a potential meal.|
|And now, Great Egrets flying.|
|A pair was working a mudflat, then an off leash dog came and they made off to another flat that was appearing as the tide receded.|
|I was REALLY happy to see three of these-- clapper rails! They are a huge favorite of mine and they were busy calling and chasing off rivals.|
I adore these swamp chickens- I always forget how small they are, because their voices are so big!
|Leaving on a snowy egret note as I headed off to work after frolicking through the salt marsh and flats.|