After procrastinating about going out and do some wildlife-watching, I hopped on the bus in the afternoon and headed towards Richmond Nature Park. When I approached the second bus stop for the transfer to RNP, the bus drove away from me. So I slowly walked along No. 5 Road and took out my camera just in case.
Long behold, there was something walking in the snow covered field. It was a Coyote!
Haven't seen these beautiful animals in the longest time. This one looks in good condition - no mangy furs. I watched it hunt unsuccessfully a couple of times before it disappeared behind the trees.
Then the next bus arrived and onto RNP I go, which was almost empty when I got there. First stop, look at the bird at the feeders. It was full of towhees, juncos, sparrows, and chickadees.
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
A Song Sparrow, thanks to Rick (of Aimophilia Adventures) for identifying it.
The abundant Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
A touch of red amongst the blacks, whites, grays and browns was a welcoming sight.
Then it was time to explore the trails.Bokehs.
A bird was flying in front of me, what is it??
A Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) with a stick blocking the view!
Move to a different spot to avoid the stick in front of the bird. The lighting wasn't very good in the forest, but I like the bokeh background.
Powdery fine snow!
The colors really caught my eyes.
Heading out of the trails.
One last look at the feeders, and I spotted a Brown Creeper far away foraging.
A collage of the blurry bird movements! I think they tell interesting stories.
Since there was still some light, I took the bus to Garden City Community Park next.
Warmth of the sun reflecting from the buildings.
The park was decorated with several snowmen. This, however, was the snow-dinosaur that deserved a worthy mention! Incredible attention to the details, especially with the teeth and the tail (not in the picture).
Then I walked to Paulik Park. And only photographed the poem in the rock.
Bought a simple dinner and time to go home.
Not before I got a shot of the near-full moon.