Monday, April 17, 2017
The buds on various trees and bushes are popping all over the place! Spring is springing like crazy. These are from a red alder tree.
I have quickly come to appreciate just how challenging it is to take a very good picture of birds, it seems like they are either just a little too far away, won't stay still, or in a place that is a little too dark. Here are two more almost really good pictures of a bird, a male Varied Thrush who was down on the beach foraging when I spotted him as I kayaked by. The scientific name of this bird means "mistletoe berry eating mountain bird".