My first ride was to Edna Taylor Conservation Park for some bird watching with housemate, and playing with my new camera. Here's housemate leading the way:
It was a glorious gorgeous day. Temperature was 61 F, winds SSW at 6 mph when we left about 11 am. The park is only a couple of miles from our house.
I really like this picture at full resolution. sorry you can't see that...
It's just a little wetlands area:
okay, time to play with the camera. A dragonfly:
A green heron (I think). okay, still working on my photography skills...
Lots of geese families, very cute:
While trying to make room on my memory card to shoot the bluebird, I accidentally deleted a decent shot of a hawk flying overhead. I have much to learn. All I know is it wasn't a red-tailed.
Then this afternoon I went to get a massage. Did I mention it was a great day? Now it was up to 71 F, winds 7 mph at 2 pm. here's the start of the bike path.
Afterwards, I went to look for the peregrine falcon. He was on his perch and then flew off. I got to watch him fly, didn't get to snap a picture.
On the way home at 5 pm, temperature was 72, winds 16 mph gusting to 24 from the NW.
Here's a female cardinal. No, wait, on closer inspection, I think it's a summer tanager. or a house finch? okay, much to learn...
more of these poppies along the bike path. I like them.