Sunday, July 27, 2014
Haven't been here for a month, and there are so many babies now! Still a few small ones, but probably hundreds of skimmers down at the water level. It was so hot today, many of them were hiding under the benches or each other!
Stopped here this morning and wanted to see which grown babies were still around. Actually found some new babies too (gallinules). It seems like most birds were much later nesting than usual. The night heron was still sitting on the small nest, but it seems there is still no activity. I think maybe he just likes hanging out there. Also saw some young green herons, grackles, and red winged blackbird.
Was glad to see a second fireworks show today. I am already planning on seeing even more shows next year! This one was almost rained out, but went ahead about 40minutes late. Did not get as good of pictures due to distance and moisture, but was a nice show.
Was trying to find something to photograph today actually related to the holiday. This place ended up being a really nice solution. I loved seeing the people dressed up in war uniforms and talking about all of the stuff in their own collections they brought to the display. It was amazing that the people let you touch all of the items too. What a great way to spend the afternoon.
First part of my holiday was lovely. Got to watch a barred owl for a long time, saw two baby great crested flycatchers, and photographed a very friendly dragonfly. Only problem is, my lens is out for repair, so my photos weren't as clear or close as I'm used to.