Beautiful Morning

After weeks of hot humid weather, our temperature suddenly dropped yesterday and then a little more today.

My morning walk with Chester was on a sunny morning with a temperature of just 13C.

Wow, middle of summer weather to fall weather in a day – but it feels so good to be able to move a few feet without sweating.  My air conditioner was turned off yesterday and the windows are open for fresh air again.

Chester and I can get back to our afternoon walks today.  It has been just too hot to go for a walk in the afternoon.

My first sighting when we reached the Red River was a Bald Eagle.  I’ve seen them along there before, but very seldom manage to get a picture.  Today’s picture isn’t great, but you can tell what it is.  🙂  He wasn’t going to stop and pose for me so I snapped it quickly.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

I am probably more familiar with the African Fish Eagle, which resembles our Bald Eagle.  They are both eagles and their main food is fish, which is caught in flight and they are the same genus (sea eagle).

I only managed one picture as he flew by.

Herring Gull
Herring Gull

The gulls that I normally see on my walks are usually Ring-billed Gulls, but I noticed that this one does not have a black ring on his beak.  This is a Herring Gull – although a rather scruffy looking one.  Maybe he just had a dip in the river and is up on this light post to dry off.

Herring Gull
Herring Gull
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