My route takes me through a small park about a block from my home. Today I saw a bunny but it was smarter than I am, and while I got glimpses there are no photos. This park is well treed and I noticed lots of branches down from the recent winds. Once through the park, I reach a main street where I cross into another park. It backs onto a school yard on one side and condo units on the other. It's has less trees and I noticed the clover is blooming throughout. I bet the bunnies are enjoying that...though if they were there they were laying low. Further along I noticed the city is allowing the grass in certain areas to grow tall. Again, great hiding spot for the bunnies.
Edit - Okay, this is NOT the killdeer - I grabbed the wrong photo. It is a duck obviously, a mallard.
Here's the Killdeer...
I'm not certain if this one was nesting or not. I suspect not, because most times they'll run like the dickens away from it to avoid it being seen.
If my research is correct, this is a Marbled Godwit. The first photo is a little dark, but I caught it in mid-stride, I think the second photo will be easier to make out the markings. I've never seen one before, and what I found most interesting was it's movements, it kept bobbing it's head up and down, and the call, which sounded almost like "welp". I suspect there was another nearby, perhaps close to where I was walking though it was hidden, because the bird seemed to be a bit agitated by my presence.
I left it in peace and walked on to cross the street to take me to Riverbend. A walker passing by told me there were pelicans at the pond! I haven't seen them there before, though have seen them elsewhere.
I left Riverbend, took a right turn and walked along the neighbourhood streets to the small wooded park. In the park were a couple of noisy crows. No photo though I did caw back at them a couple of times.
While I working on this post, I heard the sound of a different bird. It was in my spruce but I couldn't see it. A little while later I saw it fly over to the light standard across the street. It's not the best photo, but it's a woodpecker.
Not long after, I looked up to see a bunny hopping up my driveway. When it spotted me, it stopped and hunkered down for a second, before it hopped under the spruce tree. I think it's still there waiting for me to get out of the way so it can head for the backyard.
What a wild life I lead! On that note, I'm going to head to the backyard myself to relax on the deck. Maybe bunny will join me. Have a great day everyone!