River Walk June 21

It was 17C under a party sunny sky with a bit of a wind today when Chester and I took our walk.   It seems to have been a birding day – but only 2 different types of birds – and quite a few of one of them.  🙂

First we have one of the little sparrows that makes a buzzing sound – I assume he thinks he’s singing, but it took me awhile to figure out that it was a bird and not a bug making the sound.  I finally found my Manitoba bird books while moving furniture around in my living room – so I now know he is a Clay-Colored Sparrow.  🙂

Clay-Colored Sparrow
Clay-Colored Sparrow
Wood Ducks Jun 21
Wood Ducks Jun 21

The other birds spotted were Wood Ducks and there were 2 families to watch.

Wood Ducks Jun 21
Wood Ducks Jun 21

After I passed the first family, I saw the one all by herself, close to shore.

Wood Duck Jun 21
Wood Duck Jun 21

I think she then called her family to let them know the photographer was there for the family photo, because seconds later, this is what I saw.

Wood Ducks Jun 21
Wood Ducks Jun 21

Last picture for today is my first peony to open.

Peony June 21
Peony June 21

On Africam today, some of what we have seen are Elephants, Waterbucks, Zebras, Nyalas, Baboons, Jackals, a Civet and we got a good look at the Black Eagle chick as well.  Click here to take a look at these pictures and more.