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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sunny Spring!

The weather is brightening up and is expected to reach 17C this weekend ~ that's a perk!  By 10:00 a.m. today I was out with my camera, starting where the river meets the sea.  This appears to be a  White-crowned Sparrow ~ its sweet song greeted me. A wispy white feather or two were fluttering in the breeze.


Underfoot were tiny purple flowers mixed in with the various grasses.


Overhead, ducks!


I could hear sea lions barking, so I headed in their direction....these ones seem to have found a sandbar and were basking and lolling about. The tide was out and I could have walked much closer, but the rocks were ankle-twistable and after one slip, I decided to be cautious and stayed put.


I then drove farther up-island and had another walk along a path edging a conservancy area.  Because the tide was so far out, there were mudflats without much sign of visible life, so I concentrated on getting photos of the scenery ~ hence this panorama taken towards the inland area.


Of course, I took many more photos but these were the few I chose to share my day :)