I decided to spend some time at Smith and Bybee this morning to freeze my fingers and see some birds... Right away I surprised a Hermit Thrush:
Although I know these thrushes are common I had never actually seen one before... Yay!
There were lots of Bewick's Wrens annoyed with me...
From the far blind I watched a kingfisher pose in Bybee Lake...
A bunch of Bushtits were seemingly asking to get their portraits taken..
There were over a dozen Common Mergansers out on the lake, and more flying by..
I was psyched to see three Varied Thrush in the trees... I was not psyched to see the sun come out behind them.
Someday I'll find some in good light. While I was walking back towards the parking area a couple of deer crossed the path. This lady seemed curious:
She seriously stared me down as I walked past her, so close I was a little nervous she wanted to charge at me (not that they do that) or something.
I had a good little stroll around the lakes! Now I must brag about the awesome collar I found for Ralph at Pets On Broadway (and show off Jake's collar also from P.O.B., but not new):