birds

Swan Lake, autumn

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Tiny cute fuzzy things.

Bathtime!

Note the wing nub! eee!

A sanpiper of unknown origin. He's confusing.

I heart paths

Red-winged Blackbird. Has cool orange and yellow racing stripes :)

It's a dragonfly parking lot!

Bewick's Wren and an Anna's Hummingbird with IntenseFace

Better view of the Blackbird's wing.

It’s officially baby season at Swan Lake! So many little ducks and geese. The ducklings, at least, have little wings to flap when they run, but the geese are left with nothing but little nubs. It makes them look like fuzzy veloceraptors when then move. Creepy and cute at the same time. There was a turkey vulture soaring in circles above. Daaamn, those things look big when they fly :s

There is a bench by the nature house, almost invisible from the path, especially now that the grass is so high. It’s a perfect spot to sit and listen in the breeze. Ahhhhhhh. I think I might go back tomorrow.

Just a few from today

Tiny little white crowned sparrow

Mute Swan

American Wigeon

Uh, mystery ninja sparrow?

Chilly/sleepy mallards

I can’t find Ninja Sparrow in my bird guide. I wonder what he is? And FYI, swans move fast when they see a person with a camera. Yeesh.

Ocean Blvd, Thetis Lake

 

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