The 27th of last month, we were in Reifel Island. It was a great day; hardly anyone about, and the two- and many-legged residents were happily going about their business. I even saw a tiny, furry, flattish mouse-sized critter. Not a mouse, a shrew, mole, something of that sort; he was gone before I got a good look.
What else? Here, in no particular order, are some birds, some bugs, some plants:
|An X of pigeons.|
|Wood duck female|
|Thistle going to seed|
|Twin berry. I like those red frilly "collars".|
|Green Douglas fir cones. Those little white blobs on the twig at lower left are balls of fluff. I noticed them on the needles of our Douglas firs at home, too. Must investigate.|
|The dock is really red this year.|
|Little daisies and a blue, blue fly|
|Having heard the rustle of a goody bag, the geese come from the far side of the pond, queueing up on the way.|
|Quiet trails and a lonely bench; sleepy ducks and a strolling sandhill crane|
|Sandhill tail feathers, each one different.|
|A mound of mini-daisies|
|Bee or bee mimic? Coated with snowy thistle pollen.|
|Thistles without bees.|
There are too many for one post; I'll post the other half shortly.