Had some spare time this afternoon and headed out to Deas Island Park. I was not expecting to find much, but needed to get out for some fresh air. At the beginning of my walk I was surprised at the number of Bald Eagles for this location roosting high in the trees.
Further along and not so high in the trees was this Red-tailed hawk. While not seeing anything out of the ordinary, I would keep hearing the lovely song of Bewick’s Wrens.
Along the river side of the trail I finally managed to get this Bewick’s Wren to cooperate for a photo while singing. Hopefully a sign that spring is just around the corner.
Another beautiful day, albeit on the cool side, and a large turnout at Reifel for the Family Day long weekend. When there is this may visitors it’s nice if there is an owl around I can set up on for them. Such was not the case this afternoon as I could not locate any. While I did get a few people asking, most were just out enjoying the day.
The highlight of the day was along the outside west dyke,
… where an American Bittern was active in a patch of flattened cattails. So I set up there for awhile to show people.
For some it was the first time they had seen one. Always a good day when one of these usually secretive birds provides such a good viewing opportunity.