Great weather for slugs and snails which were everywhere.
And the best for last! I heard a Western Tanager when I first walked this area, and I could see a male fluttering in the tree tops. I was surprised to see one in the valley this time of year. On the way back I listened again and hoped I'd see it to take some photos. Well I heard it and I also heard an unfamiliar sound. The tanager kept coming to a bush in front of me, but would leave really quick. I thought it was feeding on something in the bush. Finally I found where the odd sound was coming from. A wee tanager was tucked under a leaf umbrella:
|After waiting for what seemed like forever, I finally got a bad photo|
of the parent feeding the baby. Then the baby fluttered off to a higher perch
to escape my annoying camera.