We have several places that we consider "ours"; the backyard (chickadees, juncos, sparrows) and the vacant lot across the street (mostly crows), the beaches; White Rock, Boundary Bay, Crescent Beach (gulls, shorebirds, eagles), and Cougar Creek Park (ducks and kin).
Cougar Creek is at its best while the weather is cold, from late fall to early spring. Mallards and wigeons dabble in the creek or sleep on the pond, herons fish in the shallows, diving ducks pop up and disappear. We may see a wood duck or two, or a woodpecker in the trees, cormorants; or maybe ... no telling what may turn up.
With the greenery mostly gone, the interwoven bare branches and their reflections provide both cover and camouflage:
Where the Creek joins the pond. On an angle, to include the trees reaching up and reflecting down.
Wigeon on bare tree squiggles.
The sky above, with tree "lace".
There are always crows. Caw!
Mallards in the middle.
Grasses at the edge.
An eye behind the grasses.
Annoyed heron. As usual.
A Skywatch post