Well, that was a short hiatus! I went for a walk after supper hunting for ducks and ducklings. The ‘trail to town’ is the opposite way than the walk to see Harzel and the beach.
It’s a bit like walking in the countryside as there are a few small farms with sheep, Shetland ponies, and llamas with ponds and a waterway on each side of the trail.
I was serenaded once again by much bird song, with a particular robin singing its little heart out on top of a Harzel Willow type tree.
Unfortunately, there were no ducks to be seen. However, on the way back I saw a dog in a basket...
and two llamas. They looked at me and then struck the same pose. Very obliging, and kind of funny!
When I was nearly home, I spotted a covey of quail and I crossed the street so as not to interrupt them. However, a car drove by and they all flippity fluttered up onto the fence.
A quail’s behind:
In the garden, the Mock Orange is beginning to flower:
And the White-crowned Sparrow returned ~