|Beautiful day at Mitchell Lake Wetlands.|
Bob's agenda for today was to watch the Seahawks game at noon, then go in to work this evening. It was 11:30 a.m. when we rolled out of bed. After a shower, he was ready for the Seahawks game on TV at noon.
I ate breakfast, showered, read blogs and was at Mitchell Lake Audubon Wetlands starting my walk at 1:30 p.m. The wetlands closes at 4:00 p.m. so I had plenty of time to do my 10K (6.2 mile) Volksmarch IF I didn't stop too much to photograph birds. Ha! By now you know I love birds and photography.
Bob loaned me his windbreaker because it was 55 degrees and a bit windy. However, when I started out the door of the Audubon Visitor Center, I KNEW I would be too hot if I wore the jacket. I did have a sweatshirt, long jeans, and my warm hat on and that was sufficient.
Not long after starting out, I spied this bird sitting in the top of a tree. Beautiful colors. I think it's an American kestrel. Click to enlarge photo and look at its coloring.
This is the scenery on my walk at the wetlands.
|The road between Mitchell Lake and one of the basins.|
The first two-thirds of the walk I was trucking right along, seeing the usual Mexican ducks, mockingbirds and sparrows. Then it got interesting and I stopped to take photos...
|I caught a duck in flight!|
|Any idea what bird this is?|
|The Three Turtles.|
|Ruffled up roadrunner in the...wait for it... ROAD!|
|Great egret hunting.|
The Audubon Visitor Center closes at 4:00 p.m. and that's exactly when I finished my walk. Whew. Made it!
Now 60 Minutes is on TV. The first episode was on robotics. The future of robotics looks very interesting.
I hope you all had a good weekend.
Travel Bug out.