It's been pretty dark and gloomy here in the northwest this week, but for some reason it has made me want to get outside even more. Yesterday afternoon I went over to Fernhill Wetlands for the first time since spring. It seemed completely dead and silent at first but I eventually found the birds...
Along the Dabbler's Marsh trail I found a funny goldfinch that I am pretty sure wanted to be my friend.
Back in the mitigation pond was a scattering of geese, including these outcasts:
I know the middle bird (or similar birds) have been called Graylag X Canada Goose hybrids, so I wonder if those are the actual parents with him? They seemed to stick together...
There's a nice dead tree at the wetlands where I've seen herons and eagles perch.. Yesterday it was a Red-tailed Hawk.
Lastly, this heron was pretty: