When I get a good day, I max it out! So, off I venture into my roaming space. I've shown you this before -- it's not to scale, of course, but you can see my roaming space is about eight blocks to the Ditch and around.
These photos were taken on two or three different walks over the past few days. Got your mask? Let's go!
There's lots of early spring action. On this visit, I saw a whole flock of cedar waxwings (correct me if I'm wrong, bird fans!) in hog heaven at this bush of bright red berries.
It was hard to focus on them between the branches and they were pretty flighty -- eat and run! But so pretty. They weren't the only bird in the area, either. This pretty cardinal was flitting around...
...and there were loads of robins.
This red-winged blackbird is for David -- singing his song! (I finally got one with decent light!)
There were more than a few ducks, some dining....
...others just sunning themselves.
The geese were on patrol, watching out for their mates and taking on any bird that came near.
I saw a few grackles and a lovely mourning dove.
I'm not sure what this is. At first I thought it might be another waxwing but it has a pretty yellow tail.
I wasn't the only one out. On my first two rides I saw cyclists...
... lots of walkers, people on the benches and even someone who brought their own hammock.
That was too many people for me, so I changed my walking time to earlier, hoping for less people. I did see a few, including my neighbor Pat, with his Jack Russell, Annie.
I used to have a Jack that looked just like Annie so she's my favorite dog!
The greatest gift is when I happen to catch glimpse of a deer. Look on the far shore. Do you see her?
She was completely at ease with her various bird friends and they were relaxed with her.
One of the few times she looked up was when a Fed-ex truck went by.
She was beautiful.
But should you think it's all calm at the Ditch, think again. Apparently one duck must have come too close to another's nest for there was quite a kerfuffle as her mate chased him off.
Rounding the bend and off for home.
Signs of spring. (Although today the temperature dropped, it's sleeting and raining. This, too, will pass.)
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