The wild blackberries were in bloom. This hawk, which we think is a red tail, watched from above. We hoped he didn't have duckling on the menu.
Each year I post at least one dike walk. With our cold spring this year, my summer walk still had a spring freshness to it.
A white crowned sparrow was among the many little song birds flitting about.
Thistle flowers against a lagoon backdrop.
Checking to see what they could see.
A few wild roses still in bloom.
A gold finch was perched on the hillside at the back of the lagoon.
My zoom lens was barely able to capture this kingfisher perched on pasture fencing near a drainage channel. I love king fishers. Earlier we watched one hover and then dive, crashing into the lagoon to catch a small fish.
The mallard families stayed far away from us so it was hard to capture them in photos.