When I arrived at Nathan Krestul Park after work, an Osprey was high up in a tree, picking away at a fish. A quartet of Mallards paddled in formation. In the “Mallard Quartet” picture below, there’s a hint of the iridescent purple-blue of the speculum feathers. Several Hooded Mergansers were also on the water, but were far more skittish than the Mallards. No sign of the Pied-billed Grebes. The Palm Warblers stayed low in the field and in the brush. The Eastern Bluebirds stayed high in the trees. I heard a Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Belted Kingfisher, but spotted neither. Overhead were Turkey Vultures and Navy jets. As I was heading home, a Great Egret flew in, looking for a meal at low tide.