This pair of Harlequin Ducks worked the shoreline right in front of the deck at cabin 1.
After sundown, a pair of Pacific Loons appeared with an escort — a Herring Gull. The gull floated on the surface, unfazed and unflappable as the two loons worked the waters, always returning within eyesight of their attendant.
Pacific Loons with their escort, a Herring Gull
First winter Herring Gull
A flock of Canada Goose flew north across the bay, honking and making a racket, while one, still in the water, paddled like crazy to catch up with them!
At the end of the day the Thayer’s Gull screeched at me, as I sat on the deck. Then it gave me a nasty look, a final farewell cry and flapped off for the night.
An early morning Cormorant dried its wings in this morning’s slight breeze. All is well.