Although I only logged 24 species on the trail this morning, it was an exceptional wildlife photo day - bright sunshine, only a little wind, and the birds were enjoying the nice weather. I thought that it might be a great day on the trail, as there were a pair of Downy Woodpeckers on a tree next to my car as soon as I arrived at 9:00. But the number of birds was not great.
Eastern Bluebird pretending it was a trail marker
We don't see very many ducks on the trail, but this morning there was a pair of Mallards on the small Glenthorne Loop pond.
My 24th species on the morning came when I decided to walk upstream a bit, and I am glad that I did. I was lucky enough to get one of my "best ever" photos of a Red-shouldered Hawk.
This morning's list (24 species):