Today was the first full day of spring but seems our spring weather has deserted us. The rain finally let up mid-afternoon, at least long enough to get out for a breath of fresh air.
water levels continue to rise. We've never had water like this in March before. Sure is going to be interesting to see how it plays out this year. Should mention that there has been a Marsh Wren singing down here the last couple of days. Haven't been able to spot it yet.
You would think that after all the rain the birds would have had enough of water, but there were Dark-eyed Junco bathing in puddles all over the place.
This Sharp-shin Hawk spent a long time preening trying to get dry.
Here is another look because we don't often get opportunities to see them this well.
This Spotted Towhee was singing happily after the rain.
and it isn't the greatest photo but the first Band-tail Pigeon of the season showed up a couple of days ago. Still waiting for a Rufous Hummingbird!