The last day of 2014 and it was another nice one....
getting to be a bit more ice out there!
It was kind of interesting today, got photo's of a couple of birds that aren't usually quite so cooperative...
the first was this European Starling....had obviously just had a bath and was sitting preening in the sunshine.
The starling wasn't the only one who had been bathing....Red-wing Blackbirds were also scattered about.
with this almost adult Bald Eagle supervising the bathing site.
then over at the log bay a Common Raven. We see and hear raven on almost a daily basis but not usually this close. The attractant obviously was the remnants of somebodies duck meal - I mentioned yesterday how the eagles are in hunting mode now the salmon supply is depleted.
there is no shortage of ducks out there...here a bunch of Mallard with one female Gadwall leading the way.
some female Common Merganser and a male Northern Pintail in the back....
a bunch of Green-wing Teal in the background....and somehow I managed to miss American Wigeon.
so ends a rather strange year here at the estuary.....wonder how 2015 will work out?