First, we watched a Cooper's Hawk carry small branches to its nest. Then suddenly it swooped after a pair of Mallard Ducks just up the trail from us. The ducks took off very quickly across the pond and disappeared into the reeds. Then as we walked by a marshy area I saw what I thought was a dead animal, when it suddenly jumped up and ran into the reeds. It was a coyote. I think we were as startled as he was.
|The rattlesnake didn't show any interest in this large frog nearby.|
The next few photos were taken by Christina of some of the shore birds and a Common Moorhen.
|Black-Necked Stilt and White-Faced Ibis|
|Long-Billed Dowitchers and White-Faced Ibis|
|Common Moorhen renamed the Common Gallinule|