Finally a sunny break

What a gorgeous day it turned out to be in the afternoon. The sky cleared and animals were out in full forces enjoying the rare sunshine.

Sunny Break

The Bald Eagle was out too. Although it didn't look too happy?

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Turned out the reason was this annoying crow that kept diving at the eagle and cawing loudly.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and annoying crow
Ignoring it won't work.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Nor will screaming at it. Some people (or birds) just never get it.

I was also lucky enough today to see this Great Blue Heron enjoying a nice, big, fat fish. Yum.

Mushrooms are here? I guess the rain the last couple of days had the fungi thinking it is autumn already.

A couple of Lesser Yellowlegs were out feeding.

While looking at the mushroom and Yellowlegs, I sort of wondered too close to the Killdeers' nest - leading to its infamous broken wing act. It was my first time seeing it performed and they did it quite well.

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Yes, I fell for your trick. Now go back and attend those eggs, please.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Gadwall
Near the same location, four Canada Geese and a pair of Gadwall were enjoying the fresh green grasses.

Scenic view
Love this view. Too bad the trail was only a few metres long. It would be pretty amazing if there is an entire forest beyond this opening.

A Golden-crowned Sparrow pulling out the Dandelion fluffs and eating the seeds. Must be tasty because it ate quite a lot.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
A nice round tummy.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Probably the same Great Blue Heron as the one I saw earlier.

Hooray, Friday tomorrow!

1 comment:

Huckleberry said...

More great photos, love the fungus, love the heron and fish!

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