There were actually two best birds of the day today. The first was this sedge wren, which I don't know if I have ever seen before. And the second was a sora, a species of rail which I have only seen a handful of times and at this park only. I will do a separate post for the sora, since I got to watch him for quite a while, but here is the marsh wren along with many others:
sandhill crane (above) and savannah sparrow (below)
a late-season blue-winged teal pair, female (above) and male (below)
great blue heron nests, one big baby flew off shortly after the photo was taken (below)
I had forgotten how different the yellow-rumped warbler looks in breeding plumage!(above) and one without breeding plumage (below)
and finally a palm warbler and a barred owl!