bit of a rough day the day before. Drove around the gravel roads in the park for a bit and got out a few times to look around.
|First sighting of something of interest - off in the distance|
|A little far away for a good pic - but nice American Kestrel|
|Some flowers out|
|Ruddy duck just off the road|
|Another ruddy duck|
|A group of Northern shovelers|
|More Northern Shovelers|
|Northern Harrier (a lot of Northern things I guess)|
|Coots (they are everywhere in the park)|
|Kingfisher off in the distance|
|Forster's tern (I think)|
|And then the best moment - there in front of me, running across the road - river otters. They|
caught me by surprise but I got this pic through my windshield. Six of them in total.
|I went to where they crossed and looked around for 3-4 minutes|
and saw nothing. As I was getting ready to go I saw
some rippling in the water. And then ..
|One crossed the road.|
|And off to the other side.|
|There was a little trail of water in the road.|
|And then another crossed.|
|And off into the bushes to the water.|
|And they then hung out clicking at each other and maybe at me.|
|They had left a little gift by the side of the road.|
|I kept watching|
|And then I realized maybe they were waiting for the other three. So|
I backed away and looked across in the water on the other side and there they were.