On the morning walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt my better half and I saw a flock of Bushtits. It’s very difficult to get a shot of one staying still out in the open!
Later in the morning I birded with a friend of mine at Main Reservoir. We didn’t see the rarities du jour there, such as a Barrow’s Goldeneye and a Northern Parula, but we did see a Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet . . . in addition to plentiful waterfowl (Canada Geese, American Wigeons, Gadwalls, Hooded Mergansers, Mallards, Ring-necked Ducks, and American Coots) and the usual suspects (Black-capped Chickadees, Song Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos).
Afterwards we stopped at another pond, just a bit smaller. My friend, a keen observer, pointed out this Cackling Goose with eyebrows:
There were a dozen or more Redheads, who, like the American Coots, had to watch out for the circling American Wigeons who were seeking to steal a meal.
Here’s a Ring-necked Duck:
At the smaller pond we did not see the Greater White-fronted Goose that has been there recently.
Sometimes you get the crawdaddy:
Sometimes the crawdaddy gets you: