Birds and Flowers On the Bank of the Red River

A few days ago I was admiring the Black-eyed Susan wildflowers growing on the riverbank so I snapped a picture (of course).

Wildflowers - Black-eyed Susan
Wildflowers – Black-eyed Susan

There is a lot of other growth there, but the bright orange flowers really stood out.

A little further along the trail, I found several birds.  I suspect it is a family of sparrows of some kinds, but only one posed long enough for a 1/2 decent picture.  I have a hard enough time telling the different adult sparrows apart, but this one is likely a young one.  I’m not even going to try to decide what he is.

Sparrow of Some Kind
Sparrow of Some Kind

This morning, there was a lone female Mallard Duck at the edge of the water.  I snapped one picture and she decided that one was enough and flew off, just as I was pressing the shutter to take a 2nd picture.  I managed to get part of her in a parting shot.  🙂

Mallard Duck
Mallard Duck
Mallard Duck
Mallard Duck

It has been very quiet on our walks along the Red River this year.  Hardly any babies to be seen unfortunately.  😦

Due to the heat, Chester and I have not walked every afternoon lately – so it is just our morning walks unless we get a cool day.