Finally, a sunny day! and apparently the first of many – at least according to the present forecast.
of course in winter, sunshine means cooler temperatures, but that is OK, we’ll take it after the almost constant rain.
and to celebrate, after giving the dog her walk, I went back by myself, disobeyed the signs and walked over to the log bay. It was actually very quiet, there had been 2 swans resting on the flats on my initial trip, but they had disappeared by the time I got back. There were 3 different people walking out on the flats, 2 I’m pretty sure were fisheries personnel, not so sure about the 3rd, but swans aren’t going to sit and let people walk past them…probably also explained the lack of ducks – again!
a couple of Common Raven were calling. This one in one of the eagle trees while another was calling from a tree in the housing development.
along the path, in some places it was very busy, Black-capped Chickadees, Dark-eyed Junco and Gold-crowned Kinglets predominantly. This Song Sparrow and a Spotted Towhee appeared and started scratching in the leaves once human traffic had passed by.
this Dark-eyed Junco had been doing a little sun bathing near my yard.
the brighter light allowed for some pictures of the many Chestnut-backed Chickadees visiting my feeders….
and one of the many (saw 5 at one time today) Red-breasted Nuthatch that are obviously spending the winter with us.