I brought my camera with me for a walk in Sam Smith Park today. Not surprisingly, as this park is very popular among birders, there were several people out today with cameras and binoculars.
As soon as I reached the bridge by the yacht club, I heard a Northern mockingbird, and quickly located it, and as I was snapping a photo I heard red-necked grebes laughing at me ahead.
The Double-crested cormorants have also returned to the yacht club basin.
From the bridge by the yacht club, looking north, I saw a Belted-kingfisher in a tree. It was quite far away and tucked in among some branches, but I snapped a good enough picture for identification.
There were plenty of red-winged blackbirds about, and grackles as well. And robins everywhere, as well as lots of cardinals, both male and female. I photographed a couple robins in flight.
There were still some winter ducks around, including long-tail ducks.
There were lots of golden-crowned kinglets in the trees. These little birds can be difficult to photograph as they just don’t sit still for long.