Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Morning Walk

This morning was crisp, but the wind had died down (mostly), so I stopped by Stearn's Lake for a pre-work walk. The Northern Harrier was already hard at work patrolling the fields for rodents.

A Ring-billed Gull was cheating a bit, it flew up to get an early sunrise.

Northern Shovelers were doing their thing as well. I believe the two are young males, with an adult male just visible behind and to the right.

Last but not least, one of a group of Song Sparrows popped up on a fence as I headed back to the parking lot. The birds of the season have arrived, but the weather is still mild. Seems like a drive to the mountains is due for this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. The photo of the sparrow sure picked up my day! They just exude optimism and cheerfulness!