Red-winged Blackbird (female). The males are certainly loud and attractive with their "shoulder badges", but I thought this female looks pretty good too.
You get a sense of how chaotic it was having tens and hundreds of Snow Geese flying at the same time. Nothing was in sharp focus, but nothing was in poor focus either.
Then came the bike ride away from the dyke. First up, a Red-tailed Hawk, and it took off soon after. The hawk was looking at something. But what?
Then I felt someone was looking at me. Turning around, it was a lone Coyote staring at me. It was a beauty. Probably the healthy one that I saw earlier this month, but it was much closer this time, about ten, fifteen metres away.
Ignoring me transforming into a shutterbug, the Coyote went into hunting mode. That was when it suddenly leaped up!
It tried again from a dead tree, giving it a better attacking angle than just from the ground. Boom!
A vole was caught. Yummy!
Then it went away from me, still in hunting mode, but it didn't catch anything for the next little while.
What a pose!
Heading back, another biker and I saw this Muskrat feeding on grasses along the ditch. What a great day!!!