It was another beautiful blue-sky morning in Estabrook, and the low sun gave these mallards a gorgeous golden glow.
This downy woodpecker caught some of that same glow just a bit upstream.
And so did this blue heron, who has been in that same spot for three days in a row now.
As I approached the boardwalk below the falls, I finally found someone willing to brave the cool shade in search of breakfast, this well-insulated looking little junco.
This chickadee nearby was probably warm enough from all its acrobatics that it didn’t need the sun either.
Things quieted back down until I reached the north end, where I found a bufflehead dawdling near another bunch of mallards. Once again, I managed to be on the other side of a nice screen provided by a fallen willow tree, and so the bird seemed not to notice me, and I was able to sit and wait for it to pass in front of a gap in the screen as it drifted back and forth.
Finally, on my way back south, I spotted a red squirrel who first did its classic “you lookin’ at me” pose.
And then, perhaps, it didn’t like the fact that I clearly was looking at it, so it sounded the alarm, which I’ve never seen a red squirrel do before.
I’ve gotta got to school tomorrow for the last day of classes, so I saved some pictures, and I’ll share them with you then.