I will miss this big old tree in front of our yard.Along the ditch, the Mallards were swimming and preening and enjoying the nice weather.
The strong wind blew away all the clouds and it was a beautiful afternoon - excellent time for a bike ride.
Quickest way to dry the feathers.
Continuing with the bike ride, I spotted this Song Sparrow, who situated itself in a thorny position.
Excellent defense - it didn't even bother to fly away as I inch closer for a better focus through all the branches knowing it is safe.
In the Terra Nova Share Farm, I spotted several hawks and harriers and they were all quickly chased by crows dominating the area.
Then being chased further away from me.
In Terra Nova Slough, I observed my first pair of Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata) of the year!
Using my TCON-lens, I was able to get some closer pictures (than ever before)!
Male. Love its glossy green head and that out-of-this-world bill!
According to All About Birds, "Northern Shoveler pairs are monogamous, and remain together longer than pairs of other dabbling duck species." Cool fact!
Photographed this Great Blue Heron and its reflection as I biked home.
The Actual Sunset.
Transforming the sunset photo into a Polaroid - using the free Poladroid (Polaroid Image Maker). I like it - very vintage-like!